Human Concepts Applied on School Design
Authors: Elza Cristina Santos
Abstract: The project to an early childhood school started from this problematic: why do not schools offer efficient quality spaces to early childhood education? As an answer, it was suggested that the school building, besides presenting a fitting spatial solution to a pedagogical proposition, should consider playing as a very important activity in the learning process. Have been considered the hypothesis that most schools do not present appropriate environments for child education and that playful activity in a complex scholar space is essential to this process. The confirmation of these hypothesis led to an idea which embraces the human concepts of welcoming, complexity, versatility, transparence and playfulness, determinative to the project guidelines: integration with the community; open sketch/nature interaction; school as a small learning community; natural lighting and ventilation; cozy environments; walking as a learning tour; adaptability/flexibility/variety; transparence and passive supervision; architecture that teaches/sustainability; exterior spaces and playful stimulus; material, textures and colors as identity elements.
Keywords: Exe School Design, Human Concepts, Playfulness
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