Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Meeting Minutes: 4.28.09

Project site information.
Competition information.
Design exploration.
  • 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.

Class Visit:

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.

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