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Beautiful Roldan School Keeps Cool Under a Cover of Green

Posted By Tafline Laylin On July 13, 2011 @ 6:40 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery | 1 Comment



green roof, green wall, Spain, Huma Arquitectura, Roldan public School and Primary (CEIP), green design, sustainable design, minimalist design, eco-design, industrial chic, [6]

In order to accommodate new students, Huma Arquitectura relied on a horizontal plan of home-styled buildings linked together that can be easily expanded. The interior has been left quite raw, using less materials and creating a minimalist, industrial [7] feeling softened intermittently by stickers.

Play is important at Roldan. To make sure that the students are adequately protected during their recreational periods, Huma joined the edges of some of the delightful green buildings [8] together to create an interior courtyard. Although not all brands of Astroturf are equal, using this as opposed to real grass cuts down on both water use and maintenance.

+ Estudio Huma [3]

Via Knstrct [9]

images via David Frutos [10]


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/beautiful-roldan-school-keeps-cool-under-a-cover-of-green/colegio-en-roldan-huma-arquitectura-2/?extend=1

[3] Huma Arquitectura: http://www.huma.es/huma.html

[4] fosters a love of nature: http://inhabitat.com/hill-hut-a-playful-abode-designed-for-nature-loving-children/

[5] Astroturf: http://inhabitat.com/grass-cars-taking-your-car-to-the-greenwash/

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/07/Colegio-en-Roldan-Huma-Arquitectura-2.jpg

[7] minimalist, industrial: http://inhabitat.com/minimalist-japanese-hair-salon-looks-like-a-slice-of-vanilla-bean-pie/

[8] delightful green buildings: http://inhabitat.com/

[9] Knstrct: http://knstrct.com/2011/07/12/a-school-of-grass/

[10] David Frutos: http://www.davidfrutos.com/listado.asp?param=1&subtipo=3

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