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59 Offbeat Schools

From Cave Classrooms to Robot Teachers

— January 24, 2011 — Art & Design
From a school inside a cave, to schools where you barter for tuition, to hipster-chic kindergartens, these offbeat schools from around the world defy educational norms. Some of these examples of offbeat schools show creative campuses or study areas, while others were selected to showcase a unique curriculum or method of teaching.

Implications - As technology and social networking continue to drastically redefine the modern world, the traditional role of education is also undergoing a rapid development. More and more organizations are taking note of this fact, and the result is that the methods by which information is imparted are growing more diverse. Businesses that realize this and find new ways to explore the methodology of education have a lot to gain by fearlessly exploring this increasingly prominent trend.
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Computer Company Grade Schools
Computer Company Grade Schools
The IBM High School is Set to Open Next Year
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57
Geek Chic Colleges
Geek Chic Colleges
The Aoyama College Gundam Building Plays Homage to Anime
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Individualized Online Schools
Individualized Online Schools
Australia's NETschool Engages Young Students
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55
English-Teaching Bots
English-Teaching Bots
Engkey Robots are Taking Over South Korea's Classrooms & Schools
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54
Weekly Curriculum Changes
Weekly Curriculum Changes
Harvard Business School Classes Reflect the Latest in Global Economy
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53
Digitized Public Schools (UPDATE)
Digitized Public Schools (UPDATE)
'Quest to Learn' Uses Computer Games to Teach
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52
Tuition Bartering Schools
Tuition Bartering Schools
Trade Your Talent for an Education at 'Trade School'
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51
Fair Trade Universities
Fair Trade Universities
Selling Socially Conscious Goods on Campus Gains Popularity
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50
Social Skateboarding Schools
Social Skateboarding Schools
The Diesel Skateistan Project Teaches an Important Lesson
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49
YouTube Classes
YouTube Classes
College Vlogging Lessons
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48
Awareness Asea
Awareness Asea
5-Day Boat Trip For Environmental Awareness
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47
Educational Aqueducts
Educational Aqueducts
Jaramillo-Azuero Architects Propose Environmental Learning Centre
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46
Technicolor High Schools
Technicolor High Schools
Fitzroy High School in Melbourne is Too Cool for School
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45
Angular Crystal Complexes
Angular Crystal Complexes
High Tech Studies at The Creative Media Centre in Hong Kong
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44
Sustainable School Structures
Sustainable School Structures
GPP Architects' UCN IMAGO is an Eco-Conscious Education Center
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43
Sleek Eco-Friendly Schools
Sleek Eco-Friendly Schools
Welsh College Has an LEED Gold Certified Campus
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42
Green Architecture in Red
Green Architecture in Red
The Energy-Efficient 'Kuggen' Has an Award-Winning Office Design
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41
See-Through Schools
See-Through Schools
The New School University Design is Clearly Amazing
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40
Sky-High Miami Marvels
Sky-High Miami Marvels
Miami Dade College to Get Striking New Campus Center
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39
Green Classroom Concepts
Green Classroom Concepts
Anderson Anderson Architecture Designs an Eco-Friendly Learning Space
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38
Free University Education
Free University Education
Yale Joins MIT, Berkeley and Stanford With Free Courses Online
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37
Spiky Eco-Structures
Spiky Eco-Structures
The University of Southern Denmark by Henning Larsen Architects
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36
Green-Roofed Classrooms
Green-Roofed Classrooms
This Vilhelmsro School in Denmark Features Green Technology
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35
Green School Uniforms
Green School Uniforms
Recycled Bottle Blazers
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34
Vortex-Inspired Superstructures
Vortex-Inspired Superstructures
The Faroe Islands Education Centre by Bjarke Ingels Group and Fugl
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Summit-Structured Schools
Summit-Structured Schools
Feld72 'Kindergarten Terenten' Natural Learning Environment
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Solarific See-Through Pavilions
Solarific See-Through Pavilions
'Paul de Ruiter Architects' Designs an Amazing Eco Structure
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31
Eccentric Educational Facilities
Eccentric Educational Facilities
Tokyo'‘s Senzoku Kaguen College of Music'‘
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30
Designer Playschools
Designer Playschools
The Matali Crasset Maison Des Petits Inspires Young Artists
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Digital Aged Public Schools
Digital Aged Public Schools
The Quest to Learn School in NYC is Education of the Future
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Hip Study Spaces
Hip Study Spaces
Ørestad College
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Vibrantly Jolting Schools
Vibrantly Jolting Schools
The Julio Barreno Azahar School Literally Steals the Limelight
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Delightful Macaroni Montessoris
Delightful Macaroni Montessoris
The Tellus Nursery School Embraces a Creative Education
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25
Eco Educational Facilities
Eco Educational Facilities
The Green School in Bali is Powered Entirely by Clean Sources
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24
Tree Trunk-Inspired Institutions
Tree Trunk-Inspired Institutions
The Gehry University of Technology Sydney Lays its Roots
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The Suite Student Life
The Suite Student Life
Four Star Dorm Rooms
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22
Eclectic Elementary Schools
Eclectic Elementary Schools
Carl Bolle is a Creative and Fun Education Center
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21
Pop Art Beauty Schools
Pop Art Beauty Schools
Garry Cohn Designs Peter Mark College for Hair Styling
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20
Educational Ramps
Educational Ramps
The Dragen Children's House Builds Motor and Sensory Skills
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19
Wavy Cafeteria Facades
Wavy Cafeteria Facades
The Mensa Leonberg is a Shared Canteen Between Two Schools
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18
Futuristic Education Facilities
Futuristic Education Facilities
Kristin Jarmund Architects Create a Modern High School
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17
Abstract Educational Buildings
Abstract Educational Buildings
The Nuno Montenegro School of Technology is Top of the Class
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Lawn-Covered Schools
Lawn-Covered Schools
Fine Arts School by Row Studio Has a Grass Roof You Can Lounge on
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15
Playhouse-Styled Schools
Playhouse-Styled Schools
Block X is an Unusual Learning Institution
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14
Contemporary Culinary Classrooms
Contemporary Culinary Classrooms
Designer Cooking Schools Provide a Unique Learning Experience
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13
Leaning School Towers
Leaning School Towers
The Lyons Warrnambool Campus Building is a Real-Life Optical Illusion
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12
Shuttertastic Schools
Shuttertastic Schools
The Langley Academy is a Sustainable Educational Facility
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11
Hipster Chic Playschools
Hipster Chic Playschools
The Israeli Designer Kindergarten Makes Me Want to Go Back to School
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10
Shipping Container Art Schools
Shipping Container Art Schools
Lot-Ek Redesigns Container Building for Korean Art School
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9
Mobile Schools in Semi Trucks
Mobile Schools in Semi Trucks
The Classroom of the Future
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8
Minimalist Nursery Schools
Minimalist Nursery Schools
Children Learn and Play in a Design by C+S Associati
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7
All Glass Classrooms
All Glass Classrooms
Students of Kanagawa Institute of Technology Have a Nice View of Everything
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6
Tree Pod Classrooms
Tree Pod Classrooms
The Elleray Preparatory School Treehouse School Stands on Stilts
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5
Latticed Libraries
Latticed Libraries
University of Helsinki City Campus Library by Anttinen Oiva Architects is Swank
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4
Creative School Designs
Creative School Designs
Colorful Educational Environments to Nurture Developing Minds
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3
Grass Buildings
Grass Buildings
Kadawittfeldarchitektur Austrian Kindergarten Makes Education Green
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2
Modern Art Cafeterias
Modern Art Cafeterias
Trendy Eatery Gives You All-You-Can-Art
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Playground Buildings
Playground Buildings
The Technische Universitat Slides are a Great Alternative to Stairs
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