Thursday, September 09, 2010

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Conceptual Plan Progression...

working with the existing structures...
adapting to program and site...
developing an architectural language... 

planning for orientation, prevailing winds, climate, topography, existing structures, comfortable human movement, meaningful social interaction, education, health-care, community integration, and connecting to the natural environment... 


all to improve the lives of the physically disabled child attending a specialized school... 

major interventions: 

re-integrating non-disabled learners into the special school environment,
concentrating the day to day school program including therapy and medical care,
creating a flexible teaching environment to allow teachers to move to the class, instead of the class moving to the teacher,
creating a comfortable learning environment, designed to a human scale,
designing a wheelchair accessible school on a ridge (condition of existing school and site), 
wide walkways and doorways, disabled friendly ablutions, 
softened edges to accommodate comfortable human movement (especially wheelchairs),

Justin Otten 2010.

Design Developement: Classrooms

Justin Otten 2010.