Sunday, May 10, 2009
covered work area
connecting the indoor and outdoor environment through the sacred geometry of a cercal
In this design the idea of the sacred geometry of a cercal led an axis. This classroom is the center of the world the students who occupy it one period out of their day. From this point the students the students will go off and explore the concepts they’ve learned. The design of the two classrooms, storage areas, teacher offices, and outdoor area are revolve around a central point and fall within the boundaries of circles based at that same point. Everything outside of the boundaries of the circles is left as it was before the renovation. This decision was made for three reasons. The first reason was to cut back on expenses. As the space is for public high school, keeping a low budget was important. The second reason is the work on the space already done by the teachers. They have made their mark on the space and that shouldn’t be disregarded. The third reason was conceptual. Based on the guiding principles rooted in the connecting of the indoor and outdoor environment through the sacred geometry of a cercal and how that is expressed by an axis.