Concept _ The space where students can study with five senses. The place that students feel comfort in an atmosphere of freedom. When we took designing
Red School, these were priorities to consider. The place for students emphasizing accessibility rather than architects' ambition. In essence, this school is the medium that connects students with nature.
Arrangement _ Site is placed in the middle of stream with an island. Visual landscape on main access bridge to west adjoins green space while the nature of south and east is distinctive. L-shaped arrangement centered on the main square is suggested in an effort to increase relationships and harmony between nature and three sides. In a sense, school is adjacent to green space in west and accessible to distant view of east and south simultaneously.
Mass _ Dormitory is spatial composition of mutual intersection of sheer mass and nature. The place for relaxation (or meditation) where students can feel the nature within serenity. Likewise, students can perceive scenery while they study in lecture hall. Space among halls' connections correlate nature, building, and people. Students meet interpenetration of nature in spare moments of the building and organized mass.
Space _ The space is meant to be second home for students. Which means the school leads students into the warmth and safety of the house. Timber inside depicts warmth, placidity, and natural beauty interspersed thorough the windows. Students are to see and to feel mother nature every moments they spend in this space. Garnished space with colors modifies spatial detail which creates diversity.
Materials _ Considering students' vigor activity and noise, we used concrete which provides stability and sound insulation. On the other hand, relatively noise-free dormitory is made of tibia wooden structure regarding students' health. In order to enhance coherence among the nature, visual impressions, and material, pine pattern bare concrete is used for exterior. Similarly, choosing trees for interior material brings harmony between exterior space and the nature inside.
Landscaping _ Using corridor stimulates accessibility, and visual effects, and relations among three sides (west, south, east). Nature in space between portrays harmonic beauty with the patterning faculties of human consciousness. It also emphasizes humans are organic and social animals that require close relationships with the nature and other people. Sound proof planting and stone around the main square allow students to do various activity within nature.