Archstorming announces winning proposals for a school made of recycled plastic in Mexico

October 11, 2019 by  
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Architectural competitions platform Archstorming recently presented the winners of its “Tulum Plastic School” competition that sought proposals for a school built of plastic for the NGO’s MOM I’M FINE Project and Los Amigos de la Esquina in Tulum, Mexico. From 230 submissions, an international jury selected three winning projects that draw attention to the problem of plastic waste in Mexico and found imaginative ways to reuse common plastic objects. First prize was awarded to Daniel Garcia and William Smith from Harvard University. The duo used the international plastic pallet as the building block for their proposed school . Instead of melting down plastic and reforming the material, the designers took advantage of the stability of pallets to create the school’s exterior walls and its very steep roof. The transparent, recyclable and corrugated plastic facade not only allows light into the school, but it also protects the school from the elements and can glow like a beacon when illuminated at night. Related: Passive solar school in Indonesia celebrates the natural landscape Malaysian designer David Nee Zhi Kang was awarded second place for his proposal of a school scaled and designed for children. The multifunctional school could also be opened up for community use. Rather than use processed plastic materials, the conceptual building is constructed from common plastic waste materials, such as recycled plastic bottles, and assembled with simple tools without the need of heavy machinery. The vision is for a building that can inspire the residents of Tulum to adopt similar recycling and building practices. In third place, Argentinian designers Iván Elías Barczuk, Matías Raúl Falero, Agustín Flamig and Adrián Eduardo Mendez proposed a modular design to reduce waste and for quick assembly with non-specialized labor. Each modular panel would be built from recycled, shredded-plastic liners and reconstituted wood. To further reduce the environmental footprint, the school can be equipped with vertical gardens, a rainwater collection system and photovoltaic panels. “The result of this contest shows that there are new, very attractive ways of designing a school using recycled plastic and that it is possible to introduce this material into architecture,” Archstorming said. + Tulum Plastic School Images via Archstorming

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A classic Baroque church is reimagined as a glowing Orangery in Denmark

July 29, 2015 by  
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Ball Nogues Studio Wins Paris’ 2012 Pavillion Speciale Competition with Bright Blue Cellular Design

March 20, 2012 by  
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Los Angeles studio Ball Nogues made news recently when it won the 2012 edition of the Pavillion Speciale in Paris with its proposal for a bright, light cellular structure made of locally-sourced plastic tubing. The competition, which is now in its second year, showcases experimental work by architects under the age of 45. With just three months to complete the structure, Ball Nogues will work intensively with students at the host L’Ecole Speciale d’Architecutre to construct it in the school’s large rectangular garden in Paris’ 14th District before it opens to the public in June. Read the rest of Ball Nogues Studio Wins Paris’ 2012 Pavillion Speciale Competition with Bright Blue Cellular Design Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Ball-Nogues , l’ecole speciale d’architecture , low impact architecture , paris architecture , pavillion speciale , plastic architecture , student collaboration , temporary pavillion

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