To satisfy the need for more classroom space on a budget, prefabricated or modular units are the route that many school corporations tend to lean towards. While having portions of modularity that appear very common, this classroom is designed to provide an interactive learning envrionment to educate students on a variety of subjects.
The interactive design allow for a hands-on, tactile approach to learning. The environments in this space can be manipulated by the students in a way that becomes a learning exercise in their own sense.
Open + Changing Education
On the south side of the classroom are three modular units that can be ordered to suit the needs of individual schools or students. Each room has a different surface that calls for interaction and each of the surfaces or technologies used within the room can be directly related to the subject being taught. By offering students multiple options to learn any given subject, their is a greater chance to get them interested in their education.
The three modular units on the south face all directly relate to a subject being taught. Walls that light up and that are sensitive to the touch are a science lesson in themselves, while surfaces that transform between transparent and opaque allow for an increased level of privacy for reading activities. The north side of the building also acts as a learning utensil for students. The vertical louvers are attached at one end with a pulley and the other with a counter weight that the students can move around from the inside, allowing the students to transform the space which they inhabit each day to become truly their own.
Status: School Project
Location: Muncie, IN, US
My Role: Designer