The design of an open children's corner and small pavilions that play the role of distinctive classrooms in the open air was the result of the painstaking work of the third year students of the SABA Architecture Academy.
These buildings are part of the Center for Rural Knowledge, which was organized on the border with a semi-desert zone near one of the small towns of India by the local Center for Environmental Education. The purpose of this project is to teach children and adolescents the basics of agriculture.
Future young architects were asked to develop a project that best suited to these climatic conditions. As a result, for the erection of structures, they chose the simplest building materials, the appearance of which organically blended into the environment.
Platforms made of natural stone, brick poles, bamboo frames, walls made of cloth, wooden bars and straw - all this provides sufficient strength and at the same time it looks easy and harmonious.
In addition, the fabric partitions, woven by local craftsmen, clearly reflect the Indian flavor, namely the love of this people for bright colors and bizarre prints.
Some huts have a full roof, others are covered with light reed canopies that give enough shade to cover people inside from the scorching sun. There was no need to take care of rain protection, as this region is one of the driest parts of the country.
This project was not only an invaluable experience for the performers themselves, but also brought a lot of joy to the Indian kids who were happy to observe the construction of their future school. By the way, the designers have mounted the shelves for their textbooks right into the stone walls of the pavilions.
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