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Escuela Santa Matilde is a Fluorescent Green Prefab School for Children in Chile

Posted By Ana Lisa On April 13, 2012 @ 12:10 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design,Gallery,Prefab Housing | 1 Comment

LAND Arquitectos, green schools, Chile, Santiago, Long-lasting materials, affordable materials, insulation, ventilation, Fluorescent Green Shelters, prefab architecture, Daylighting

The school’s 5 principles were that it should be easy to replicate, be socially equal, [1] include ecological qualities and energy conservation, be low-cost [2] and have a strong contextual and aesthetic impact. LAND Arquitectos worked with simple standard materials to fast-build these prefab shelters that could be easily replicated in case of a new emergency. The whole project was built within social equity aiding a basic education school in need after a natural disaster.

High roofs, skylights and 2-inch double-skin walls save energy, let the air circulate freely and get rid off extra humidity. The roof’s skylight lets the hot air scape while bringing lots of free natural light reflecting on the walls and giving the classrooms the name of atrapaluz (light traps). Long-lasting, affordable materials, good insulation [3] and sufficient ventilation make sure these shiny study shelters [4] have a bright green future.

+ LAND Arquitectos [5]

Via Plataforma Arquitectura [6]

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[1] socially equal,: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_equity

[2] low-cost: http://inhabitat.com/super-low-cost-mima-prefab-homes-are-modeled-after-minimalist-japanese-architecture/

[3] insulation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insulation

[4] study shelters: http://inhabitat.com/roswag-seiler-and-pakistani-locals-hand-build-a-school-from-cob-bamboo-and-mud/

[5] + LAND Arquitectos: http://www.landarquitectos.com/std_index.htm

[6] Plataforma Arquitectura: http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/2012/04/02/salas-de-clases-atrapa-luz-land-arquitectos/

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