Tuesday, April 28, 2009
- We looked at prefabricated container systems as a possible 'material'.
- Interested in exploring positive and negative space.
- Trying to see if we can modify different elements such as the ramp to become ampitheatres, or grab bars that become monkey bars.
- Creating territories and identities, one class room and adjacent open space as one territory.
- Constructing modular classrooms in a short time span, but designed for aproximately 5 years of use.
- Mechanical/sustainable systems.
- Programming based on age of kids: Kindergarden and 1st Grade needs bathroom, gathering space, 5th and 6th graders need book shelves.
One visit of about an hour. Understand the kid's likes and dislikes of the classrooms. Collage and model making activities.
Teams: The innie and the outie
Innie: Jeff, Reiko, Dannon: Taking a look at the interior.
Outie: Howard, Jason, Sam: Taking a look at the exterior.
Katie and anyone else can contact people to see where they'd like to work.
The tasks are meant to be switched up in the future.
AfH SF Project Proposal FormReturn to: info at afh-sf.org
TITLE:Open Architecture Challenge: Pescadero Elementary and Middle School
Reiko Matsuo: reikomatsuo11 at yahoo.com, Michael Jones: jonesarch at gmail.com, Jason Buscheit: platformny at hotmail.com
Pescadero Elementary and Middle School620 North StreetPescadero, CA 94060
A bilingual rural school with a high concentration of students from migrant farm working families.
May 5th, Registeraion, June 1st
DSK Architects: Architects on board.
1504 Bryant Street, Suite 301San Francisco, Ca 94103t:
PROGRAM ABSTRACT (150 word max):
Enter the Open Architecture Challenge with Pescadero Elementary and Middle School to design a model classroom. Conduct classroom visits to interact with the school children to gain student involvement in the design.
Using prefab containers as a base for design possibilities, explore combinations of built space/ unbuilt space, and configurations of modular classrooms. Separate the skin from structure, and rethink the possibilities of doors, windows and ramps: maybe ramps can become a seating.
Design for Elementary School students.
1. 5 classrooms2. Computer Library3. Music / arts room4. Teacher's lounge5. 2 Bathrooms
6. 1 Storage
PITCH : Pescadero Elementary School is a school that had been having on going redevelopment and construction difficulties where the students are left with inadequate classrooms. Currently there are vacant portable classrooms that are not being used because of code compliance. We can design a model classroom with them with the hopes that we can influence future classroom design, and the award can be used towards the remodeling of the existing classrooms.
OBJECTIVES/STRATEGIC CONTEXT : The project goal is to complete a submission for the Challenge, and to gain enough understanding and offer support to the school board and students. This will help to connect the Bay Area community designers with people in need of design service.
PROJECT STATUS: Need registeration. Schematic Design.
ATTACH ACCOMPANYING DRAWINGS/IMAGES/PHOTOS CREATED FOR PROJECT
Pescadero, CA 94060
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Reiko & Michael met with the two partners Amir Kakavand and Mark Seiberlich and Tim Beard joined on conference.Reiko and Michael introduced the idea of the challenge and the opprtunity to gather ideas and attention to the district.Conversation focused on the high school as the best opportunity - though the architects have already completed conceptual/schematic design phase.