Old textile factory renovated into food research studio for Ferran Adrià’s El Bulli Lab

        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/07/28/el-bulli-lab-francesc-rife-studio-ferran-adria-renovation-industrial-food-design-studio-barcelona-polycarbonate/">
          <img src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2016/07/el-bulli-lab-interior-ferran-adria-caixa-bank_dezeen_sq.jpg" />
        </a>
        Spanish architecture practice Francesc Rifé Studio used <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/polycarbonate/">polycarbonate</a> sheets to divide an old textile factory into <a href="http://dezeen.com/tag/offices">offices</a> for the chef and staff behind the world-famous El Bulli restaurant (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/07/28/el-bulli-lab-francesc-rife-studio-ferran-adria-renovation-industrial-food-design-studio-barcelona-polycarbonate/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

NAPUR Architect creates circuitboard pattern on facade of Super Computer Centre

        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/11/27/napur-architect-super-computer-centre-circuit-board-facade-hungary-university-of-debrecen/">
          <img src="http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2015/11/Super-Computer-Centre_Napur_dezeen_936_0.jpg" />
        </a>
        The facade of this computer research centre at <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/hungary/">Hungary</a>'s University of Debrecen has been designed to reflect its function, with a grooved pattern inspired by a circuitboard (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/11/27/napur-architect-super-computer-centre-circuit-board-facade-hungary-university-of-debrecen/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Caruso St John reveals designs for university laboratory in Basel

        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/11/05/caruso-st-john-basel-university-biomedical-laboratory-switzerland/">
          <img src="http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2015/11/University-of-Basel_Caruso-St-John-Architects_dezeen_sq.jpg" />
        </a>
        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/caruso-st-john-architects/">Caruso St John Architects</a> has unveiled plans for a new £160 million biomedical laboratory at University of Basel, Switzerland, which features a gridded glass facade and a concrete base with arch-shaped notches. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/11/05/caruso-st-john-basel-university-biomedical-laboratory-switzerland/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Constructed Images: Simon Kennedy distorts the interior of a disused London laboratory

        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/31/constructed-images-simon-kennedy-interior-disused-laboratory-university-college-london-photo-essay/">
          <img src="http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2015/08/Constructed-Images-photography-essay-Simon-Kennedy_dezeen_sq.jpg" />
        </a>
        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/photo-essays/"><strong>Photo essay:</strong></a> British photographer Simon Kennedy documents an old <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/laboratories">laboratory</a> at University College London in this series of manipulated images, which each come in positive and negative forms (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/08/31/constructed-images-simon-kennedy-interior-disused-laboratory-university-college-london-photo-essay/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Palaeontology research centre by H Arquitectes is wrapped in computer-controlled shutters

        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/05/26/1102-h-arquitectes-icta-icp-building-research-centre-spain-universitat-autonoma-de-barcelona-polycarbonate-shutters/">
          <img src="http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2015/05/Research-Center-1102-by-Harquitectes_dezeen_SQ02.jpg" />
        </a>
        Automated <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/shutters/">shutters</a> are used to regulate the internal climate of this environmental science and palaeontology research centre for a <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/universities/">university</a> near Barcelona (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/05/26/1102-h-arquitectes-icta-icp-building-research-centre-spain-universitat-autonoma-de-barcelona-polycarbonate-shutters/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Rippling aluminium fronts Bristol university laboratories by Sheppard Robson

        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/04/13/bristol-university-laboratories-enclosed-rippling-aluminium-facade-sheppard-robson-england/">
          <img src="http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2015/04/Bristol-University-lab-by-Shepperd-Robson_dezeen_sq01.jpg" />
        </a>
        Wavy panels of anodised <a title="Aluminium archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/aluminium/">aluminium</a> conceal ventilation channels within the facade of this <a title="Universities archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/universities/">university</a> science facility in Bristol, England, by British architecture firm Sheppard Robson (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/04/13/bristol-university-laboratories-enclosed-rippling-aluminium-facade-sheppard-robson-england/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Laddered metal fins angle from the facade of Cambridgeshire laboratory by Abell Nepp

        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/01/19/hixton-laboratory-cambridgeshire-abell-nepp-laddered-metal-fins/">
          <img src="http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2015/01/Hixton-lab-by-Abell-Nepp_dezeen_sq.jpg" />
        </a>
        A row of aluminium ribs curves away from the serrated glass facade of this research <a title="Laboratories archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/laboratories/">laboratory</a> in England to help shelter occupants from the sun (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/01/19/hixton-laboratory-cambridgeshire-abell-nepp-laddered-metal-fins/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Cedar-clad field station by GO Logic houses University of Chicago laboratory

        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/12/31/university-of-chicago-warren-woods-ecological-field-station-go-logic-laboratory-cedar/">
          <img src="http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2014/12/Warren-Woods-Ecological-Field-Station-by-GO-Logic_dezeen_SQ02.jpg" />
        </a>
        This energy-efficient <a title="Laboratories archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/laboratories/">laboratory</a> by architecture office GO Logic is clad in pale cedar to reference agricultural buildings found close to its site in a remote forest clearing in Michigan (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/12/31/university-of-chicago-warren-woods-ecological-field-station-go-logic-laboratory-cedar/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Herzog & de Meuron unveils Basel campus redesign for Roche healthcare

        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/10/23/herzog-de-meuron-basel-campus-redesign-roche-healthcare/">
          <img src="http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2014/10/Roche-Development-by-Herzog-and-de-Meuron_dezeen_1sq.jpg" />
        </a>
        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/news/"><strong>News:</strong></a> <a title="Herzog &amp; de Meuron archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/herzog-de-meuron/">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a> has revealed its plans to redevelop the Basel campus of Swiss pharmaceuticals company Roche, adding a 205-metre-high tower and a research centre (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/10/23/herzog-de-meuron-basel-campus-redesign-roche-healthcare/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Australian Plant Bank by BVN Donovan Hill dedicated to preserving native seeds

        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/06/12/australian-plant-bank-bvn-donovan-hill-seed-preservation/">
          <img src="http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2014/06/The-Australian-Plantbank-by-BVN-Donovan-Hill_dezeen_52sq.jpg" />
        </a>
        Australian firm BVN Donovan Hill has completed a plant research facility in New South Wales offering laboratories and archive facilities dedicated to the preservation of indigenous seeds (+ slideshow).  <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/06/12/australian-plant-bank-bvn-donovan-hill-seed-preservation/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

KSG adds textured walls to university chemistry lab in Aachen

        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/05/03/chemistry-laboratory-aachen-university-germany-ksg/">
          <img src="http://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2014/05/Chemistry-laboratory-in-Aachen-by-KSG_dezeen_9sq.jpg" />
        </a>
        Narrow indentations create the impression of brushstrokes across the grey plaster walls of a <a title="Universities archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/universities/">university</a> chemistry facility in <a title="Germany archive on Dezeen" href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/germany/">Germany</a>, designed by Cologne firm Kister Scheithauer Gross (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2014/05/03/chemistry-laboratory-aachen-university-germany-ksg/" class="more-link">(more...)</a>

Laboratory Design: It’s Time for a Breakthrough

As science continues to propel forward, it seems that the architecture to support scientists and their advancements is falling behind. The problem of laboratory design was recently brought up in an article by The Financial Times‘ Edwin Heathcote, who cited labs around the world, from Mendelsohn’s Einstein Tower to Cern’s giant timber globe, as great examples of an architecture of collaboration and experimentation. If some of our greatest discoveries today are often happening in mundane environments, what would happen if the architecture of labs and offices began to support and inspire innovation? Read the full story here.