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Kamvari Architects’ Bridge-Like Crete Bioclimatic School is a Haven for Progressive Learning

Posted By Lori Zimmer On May 15, 2013 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery | 1 Comment

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Kamvari’s plan is elevated 13 feet above the landscape, creating a plaza and gathering space for students below. The area beneath the volume can also act as an all-weather outdoor classroom [5]. The grounds are divided into educational and recreational areas, including a learning garden, a playground, a pond, and a series of mathematical puzzles to challenge the students while they are at play.

The floating rectangular volume also creates an internal enclosure that serves as a safe and secure haven for students and teachers. Inside, the school [6]’s common areas provide space for socializing, programming, play and workshops. The halls also feature lounge areas with furniture, climbing walls, and other multi-use features that welcome students.

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The curvilinear walls create a sleek and futuristic space for children to learn, while giving teachers visibility from one floor to the next to ensure safety. The louvers and skylights [8] all daylight to illuminate classrooms and common areas without electricity. Kamvari Architects’ Crete Bioclimatic School is futuristic haven for progressive learning [9].

+ Kamvari Architects [3]

Via Arch Daily [10]

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[3] Kamvari Architects: http://www.kamvariarchitects.com/

[4] louvers: http://inhabitat.com/natural-japanese-cedar-keeps-the-louver-haus-in-south-korea-cool-and-private/

[5] outdoor classroom: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/beach-30-pavilion-is-an-undulating-new-outdoor-classroom-for-the-far-rockaways/

[6] the school: http://inhabitat.com/the-green-school-showcases-bamboo-construction-in-indonesia/

[7] Image: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=512257

[8] louvers and skylights: http://inhabitat.com/louver-facade-bridge-house-harmonizes-with-a-lush-connecticut-valley/

[9] progressive learning: http://inhabitat.com/6-exceptional-eco-schools/

[10] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/371851/crete-bioclimatic-school-competition-entry-kamvari-architects/

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