5 Sustainable Swaps for a Green School Year

August 28, 2018 by  
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New green school in Kibera slum replaces original started by concerned Kenyan mothers

September 28, 2017 by  
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A group of concerned mothers started the Anwa primary school in Kibera, Kenya , where extremely disadvantaged children previously lacked access to education. Over time, the school has grown in attendance and needed a new facility that would replace the original 2-story ramshackle building. Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) designed the new main building in close collaboration with the school community as a model for sustainable, context-based design. The architects used sustainably-sourced and certified timber framing, wattle and daub mud-walls on the ground floor and mabati (steel) sheeting on the first floor. This references traditional Kibera construction techniques while reflecting a connection with the local identity. Related: Mobile school “walking classrooms” are helping change lives in Kenya KDI carpentry trainees built the doors and windows using bamboo and timber. All materials used were locally-sourced, while the techniques and building methods were transferable to the local community. The next phase in the project will focus on creating a suitable access to the upper storey and a sustainable landscape for the school grounds. The design firm issued a statement: “At KDI, we co-design and build what we call Productive Public Spaces (PPS) – formerly underutilized, unsafe or polluted sites that are transformed into active, attractive community hubs.” + Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI)

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This high school in California embodies sustainability at every possible level

June 28, 2017 by  
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The new Center for Environmental Studies (CES) at Bishop O’Dowd high school in California is one of the greenest classrooms we’ve ever seen. Siegel & Strain Architects designed the building to support sustainability at every level while providing a flexible space for learning. It paid off – the classroom has achieved both Zero Net Energy and LEED Platinum certification. The new facility is located at Bishop O’Dowd, a college preparatory high school in the Oakland Hills in California . Its goal is to prepare students for careers in renewable energy, resource management and environmental engineering and inspire them to become innovators in tackling environmental challenges. Related: Sprout Space is an Award-Winning Prefab Modular Classroom by Perkins + Will Passive design strategies minimize the building’s energy use. A deep overhang and low-emissivity dual glazing protect south-facing clerestory windows from unwanted solar gain , while a large porch wraps around the building and shades its west side. Related: Project FROG’s Zero Energy Modular Classrooms Rainwater is collected in a series of large cisterns for use in toilets and irrigation, while low-flow water fixtures reduce the use of potable water by 60% over USGCB-estimated baseline water usage for a building of similar type and size. In order to create a healthy environment, the architects used natural, non-toxic, renewable, recycled and environmentally friendly building materials. + Bishop O’Dowd High School + Siegel & Strain Architects Photos by David Wakely

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BOARD designs a column-free lightweight bridge extension for a school in Germany

August 24, 2015 by  
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Wood and metal sandwich panels clad PAN Architects’ striking Marseille Architecture School extension

August 3, 2015 by  
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Plug n Play is a modular classroom that can be modified to suit local conditions

May 26, 2015 by  
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Chakour Studios is aiming to provide creative and comfortable spaces for children where they can learn and play using modular design that offers flexibility and ease. Depending on where the pod is used, the user can plug in various materials based on local functional requirements, climate, cost and regional availability.  Called Plug n Play, the very first building will be situated within the grounds of Tsast Altai school in the west of Mongolia, where the module will be designed to take advantage of local conditions and materials. Once completed, the space will host 100 pupils in an environmentally-friendly space that can withstand the extreme Mongolian climate. Read the rest of Plug n Play is a modular classroom that can be modified to suit local conditions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Chaukor Studio , Chaukor studio school , Green Building , green school , local materials , modular building , modular school , modular structure , plug n play school , plug n play structure , prefab building , Solar Power , Sustainable Building , Sustainable Materials , sustainable school , thermal power

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Nueva School in California explores architecture’s role in learning

March 23, 2015 by  
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Henning Larsen’s Day Care Center is a Green-Roofed Paradise for Children in Denmark

September 19, 2014 by  
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Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s Island School is a Sustainable Learning Landscape in Hong Kong

January 23, 2014 by  
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Schmidt Hammer Lassen just unveiled preliminary drawings for Hong Kong’s new Island School . Working in cooperation with Thomas Chow Architects , Schmidt Hammer Lassen designed a plant- and daylight-filled school that creates optimum conditions for learning. The sustainable living landscape will also have a strong connection with the outdoors, the city and the surrounding community. Read the rest of Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s Island School is a Sustainable Learning Landscape in Hong Kong Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “living wall” , “sustainable architecture” , china , eco design , eco school , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green school , Hong Kong , island school , living landscape , schmidt hammer lassen , Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , vertical gardens        

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Cascades Academy is an All-Natural, Geothermal School in Bend, Oregon

December 23, 2013 by  
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