Aussie design blog The Design Files usually showcases some of the coolest homes from Down Under, but its latest column on architectures shines a light on the delightful new building for a Melbourne girls' middle school. The newest in a series of buildings Australian firm McBride Charles Ryan completed for the Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, this design has its roots in the fractal geometry of French-American mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot.
In practice, this translates into a fractal-like floor plan and a recurring system of arcs that create dynamic exterior spaces. Clad in a sea of glazed glass bricks in beautiful shades of blue and green, a refreshing color theme that also extends to the lockers, the curvaceous school shows a bit more restraint than this new rainbow-lollipop-esque school in Singapore. But we think it's just as fun. Check out the full story and more photos here.
- Middle Girls School, Penleigh and Essendon Grammar [The Design Files]