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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 carousel showcase,Daylighting,gallery,Prefab Housing | 1 Comment
The school’s 5 principles were that it should be easy to replicate, be socially equal,  include ecological qualities and energy conservation, be low-cost  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  and sufficient ventilation make sure these shiny study shelters  have a bright green future.
Via Plataforma Arquitectura 
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URLs in this post:
 Chile: http://inhabitat.com/supersudakas-kiltro-house-is-a-resilient-locally-sourced-home-in-chile/
 LAND Arquitectos: http://www.landarquitectos.com/std_index.htm
 Holcim: http://www.holcimfoundation.org/
 socially equal,: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_equity
 low-cost: http://inhabitat.com/super-low-cost-mima-prefab-homes-are-modeled-after-minimalist-japanese-architecture/
 insulation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insulation
 study shelters: http://inhabitat.com/roswag-seiler-and-pakistani-locals-hand-build-a-school-from-cob-bamboo-and-mud/
 Plataforma Arquitectura: http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/2012/04/02/salas-de-clases-atrapa-luz-land-arquitectos/
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