Sally Nguyen

Sally Nguyen

Winnetka, CA, US


NextLab Classroom

The NextLab classroom is a one-room schoolhouse prototype that responds to the challenge of re-imagining the student desk. Inspired by second graders from Palm Crest Elementary, the re-imagined desk is mobile reminiscent to the roller coaster, and the NextLab classroom is designed based on this concept. The form is also inspired by the mobius strip, a metaphor for change, continuity, and curiosity. Students enter under the elevated classroom and into the courtyard before entering the building itself. Ramps on either side take students up to the classroom space and down to the courtyard for recess or for outdoor class sessions.

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Status: School Project
My Role: Designing the form; setting up floor plans, elevations, and sections for presentation; coordinate with team members about productivity schedule