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

Learning Landscape

I created a repeating pattern that, rather than defining the Kindergarten as a set of closed rooms, could read much more open-ended. The repeating pattern indicates changes in the ground, in terms of material and height. The tapestry on the ground allowed for levels of stacking to occur, creating a subtle topographical map. While the Kindergarten lacks definitive boundaries, the built-up and -down forms rather imply enclosed space. Additionally, the exploration into this repetitive geometry and its resultant system opens up the possibility of an expansive and continuous space that is non-hierarchical.