-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.)
• 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
• 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.
Location: Mananjary, MG
My Role: Architect/Designer/Artist
Additional Credits: Construction Methods: Patrick T. Spencer