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The
Plug-in School


SCHOOL IN LOWER EAST SIDE WITH A CIVIC ATTITUDE



Creating a dynamic, tactile urban membrane between the street and the school that powers a unique pedagogy



Work in progress, presented below is some early writing on precedent and site analysis.

Our study started inside out, the back of house, an analysis of the people, organizations, and relationships that create a school. Adding to our studio’s collective study, we looked into three areas in our diagrams: relations—transportation, programming—spaces, and services—community, all sharing the back of house as the foundation.

Relations map people to the services they provide for the school, modes of transportation, and relative effort based on location and socioeconomic factors.

Programming maps people across a typical day, by spaces in which they inhabit, share, and work within, revealing opportunities for intersections and overlaps that may support different pedagogues.

Thoughts from this rough exercise so far...

Material:
Both buildings share base assemblies/aggregates (i,e, complete units/spaces) that can be stretched, extruded, combined
Reggio uses circular and triangular forms of connection, while Hunstanton uses orthogonal, gridded
Cement vs steel as base material
Relationship to water is important and made particularly visible in both


Columbia University
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation






This ongiong project is created as part of Columbia GSAPP Core II Housing Studio led by Professor Esteban DeBacker. In collaboration with Andrew Chee.