The “L.A. School” School—a Kindergarten-Shed

John Daniel A. Ocampo, B.Arch ’23

ARCH 202b: Architectural Design II

Gallery: The Materiality of Schools, Sites, and Sheds

Instructor: Juan Salazar

The project explores the implications of curved walls and how these walls can directly and indirectly affect circulation and program. With the contrast of curved walls and an implied orthographic grid, resulting spaces in between are created to be freely used by the children and adults. Furthermore, the effect of using concave and convex curves creates different social atmospheres, with concave curves being the primarily used technique in this project. The amphitheater style of seating encourages interaction among peers due to its effect of directing each person’s line of sight towards each other.