This semester-long project began with research on the global issue of education in slums. A visit to Kyoto inspired three main points about the project:
- The creation of a small scale, individualized space is crucial for an effective learning environment which engages the community.
- The ‘school’ has to be multi-functional and adaptable for different purposes and communal activities.
- The design has to take into account sustainable, local, and reusable materials.
The final proposal is an itinerant architectural bamboo system which is simple but at the same time produces a complex spatial experience. It serves as a tool for learning and promoting the use of bamboo while at the same time provide educational space for children in slums.