ARCH 202B: Architectural Design II Gallery: The Materiality of Schools, Sites, and Sheds

Pattern Of Form

Through a fluid movement of spaces, this reconsidered Sawtooth Shed incorporates a multilevel kindergarten that transitions from an opaque, heavy structure for formal learning to a translucent structure for gatherings and playful activities.
The movement from the structural encapsulation at the top to the highly exposed open space at the bottom generates a continuous circulation throughout the kindergarten all connected through an angular central atrium.
The project explores this thesis by examining the qualities of materials, access to light, exposure and concealment; which in turn results in a communication between programs, levels and materiality.