SUBMITTED DESIGN ENTRIES May 30, 2016 21:04:07 GMT -6
Post by anaamaral on May 30, 2016 21:04:07 GMT -6
ENTRY # 50782242
Design Team: Ana Araujo Amaral and Joana Lobato Lagos, architects (Portugal)
This design presents a classroom prepared for the challenges of inhabiting presented to students and meets the local culture and site premises in an innovative, yet traditional, way.
The base idea, for each module, is to divide the classroom in two spaces with different essences and appropriations. These spaces are divided by different heights - a low wall breaks the volume in two. There are wood windows which have a folding system - these enable the two spaces to be completely separated or to form a whole, heterogeneous, volume.
The higher space is the classroom, as traditional, the lowest is flexible, allowing different appropriations such as studying lounge; small amphitheater; lockers room/passageway.
As the modules are aggregated, they forms a corridor that roams through the school. This can be used as a promenade for students' exhibitions or presentations.
One of the primary purpose of the base heights’ idea is to cross the eyesight through the building. The classroom has windows in the two facing elevations, one facing the outside, the other facing the patio. That gives the design permeability, allowing you to feel the outside being inside.
The aggregation reads inside semi-private patios. These bring to the school the local nature and culture of living the exterior. So they are revealed as lounge wild spaces.
As to the materials, the design focuses on local resources privileging the local hard wood and rammed earth. For the roof, corrugated roofing sheets.
The different heights, the openings and inside patios allow a natural ventilation system. These, as the extended roof, protect the module from rainwaters.
Foundation, wall + flooring – 1200$
Walling (rammed earth) - 850$
Bamboo (local hard wood) + door and window frames - 2000$
Roofing (Corrugated zinc panels) - 1 100$
Tables/lockers/benches, others - 500$
Transport (materials) - 700$