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Raegan Albright Spencer

Raegan Albright Spencer

Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Exterior view of the reading nook, looking towards one of the water harvesting and garden areas
Exterior view of the reading nook, looking towards one of the water harvesting and garden areas
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Maso ty Zaza Kely - Proposed Sustainable School Design for the Twin Orphans of Manajary, Madagascar

-Hand drawn images of the orphans of Mananjary, Madagascar. 

-Proposed Sustainable School Design.

(Ny centre CATJA na Centre d’Accueil et de Transit des Jumeaux Abandonnés dia niorina tamin’ny taona 1987.)

Classroom Component:

Materials:
•       Brick: A brick press is used to compact clay found on the site. Because the clay is pressed and sun dried, there is no need to fire the clay - which means no need to cut down trees for fire wood.
•       Corrugated Metal roofing:  This material is readily available at a low cost to serve as roofing material.
•       Wood:  Structural roof support
•       Concrete:  Building foundation, floor slab and structural support.
•       Cement Stucco:  Exterior cladding material over the brick surface.
•       Paint: All exterior walls will be painted White
•       Glazing: 50% fritted glazing in clerestory & storefront systems, 168 brown glass bottoms (THB, local beer bottles), Aluminum sill flashing on wood blocking

Sustainability:
•       Building materials: The clay for pressing is naturally found on site.  The bricks bake in the sun, so there is no need for a wood burning kiln.
•       Solar Power: There is no electricity on the site.  Photovoltaic panels will be on the roof in order to power the classroom computers.
•       Rainwater Collection:  The roof of the classroom is oriented in such a way as to funnel the rainwater and collect it for gardening use.
•       Farming:  Each classroom will learn farming and livestock techniques, including gardening methods. 

 
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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Mananjary, MG
My Role: Architect/Designer/Artist
Additional Credits: Construction Methods: Patrick T. Spencer

 
Kambana (Twins)
Kambana (Twins)
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Kambana
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Exterior perspective of the School for Twin Orphans
Exterior perspective of the School for Twin Orphans
Interior view of reading nook, looking into the classroom.
Interior view of reading nook, looking into the classroom.

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