|Studio Master:||Prof. Phillipe Rahm & Prof. Renata Sentkiewicz|
|University:||Barcelona Institute of Architecture|
|From Shuva Chowdhury|
The meteorological architecture processes through a chemical dissociation of the space in elementary particles, wavelengths, humidity rate, light intensity, heat transfer coefficient for example, but also hormonal knowledge perceptions.
We are interested now in forms which are no more composed together to create a “whole as gestalt.” We are interested in forms which are dissociated, exploded into fragments of reality, into sensible particles. We are looking for a vaporized tectonic, spectral architecture, decomposed spaces into elementary particles, into wavelengths, humidity, light intensity and heat transfer coefficients, which are then “pose” into a new form, one that is more essential and contemporary.
At first we tried to understand different meteorological processes with child performance in school. How much energy they produce and what are the basic requirements they need for a playful educational environment, were among the concerns. The context was given in Barcelona. The environmental heat exchange was investigated in different seasons with metabolic performance from cloth insulation value to associated external heat gain.
The intention was to create a school with flexible orientation of classrooms regarding summer and winter wind-flow directions. Inner structural L shape walls had been placed according to the average yearly wind flow of Barcelona in summer & winter time. Along with that, such L shape could be able to create semi-isolated spaces supporting all the need of a classroom as well as playful spaces within a precinct. During summer the whole platform could be open and classes will occur in inner space between L angle and during winter the platform will be closed with portable glass and classes will occur in outer space of L shape walls.
The roof had been designed with perforation to get necessary light intensity to read and to ensure class identity. Also arrangement was made to ensure enough noise protection from one classroom to another.
Logical arrangement of interior wall ensures different interactive spaces within school facilities. Such platform can promote flexible uses of single space with periodical needs of summer and winter in Barcelona.