Learning As Biomimicry

Dila Cakmak, B.Arch ’23

ARCH 202b: Architectural Design II

Gallery: The Materiality of Schools, Sites, and Sheds

Instructor: Jennifer Siegal

The project seeks to blur the boundaries between inside and outside. The existing bow truss shed offers a structural and material palette exploring biomimicry and reinvention. Open to the air and surrounding context, the building extends, invites and embraces the living environment producing a new architecture for children.

Inspired by the set of language developed while studying a multi-leveled single classroom for P2, P3 developed this same idea while building a kindergarten for 60 students, using the entire shed building. The final design aimed towards the creative education and entertainment of the children.

Site address: 12210 Nebraska avenue, Los Angeles, 90025


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