Michael Levy Bajar

Michael Levy Bajar

New York, NY, US


Blocks in Translation | A concrete masonry unit Classroom

The focus of the project was to design a classroom that would include the use of a panelized system in
which a material of choice was thoroughly researched and analyzed.


I was interested in exploring the versatility of a typical 8” x 8” x 16” concrete masonry unit (CMU block). By understanding it’s structural integrity as well as taking advantage of it’s ‘hollow’ form to control the environmental conditions that penetrate the building, I was able to manipulate the natural systems that come into the classroom with two kinds of floor to ceiling openings in each panel respectively.

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Status: School Project
Location: Charlottesville, VA, US