This project explores how the relationship of architecture to nature can impact enhance education. By means of precise cuts into an existing school building in Harlem that will be filled with a constructed landscape, the built and natural elements will share their interdependent connection with students, parents, teachers, and the surrounding neighborhood. Light, air, and flora combine in this intervention to alter the traditional learning environments and create a new type of school where nature is the foundation for all subjects of standardized learning. The transformation will encourage students to become advocates for the natural environment, and see the world through a different lens then at the traditional urban school.
Status: School Project