INFINITY ELEMENTARY

WATERFRONT MATH THEMED MAGNET SCHOOL

 

PERFORMATIVE STAIRCASES  AND SLOPES THROUGHOUT 

NAVIGATE VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL CIRCULATION ALONG A LAYERED MEANDERING PRIMARY PROMENADE

BRANCHES PROVIDE SHORTCUTS AND ALTERNATE ROUTES, AND ADVANTAGEOUS EXTERIOR VIEWS

PHENOMENLOGICALLY TRANSPARENT  INTERIORS ALLOWING TEACHER STAFF VISIBILITY OF STUDENTS

ENCOURAGE RANDOM INTERACTION 

FACILITATE MIXED OR PRIVATE ACTIVITIES WITH UN-PROGRAMMED OPEN SPACES OF VARYING SIZES

POROUS ​EXTERIOR SKIN GIVES STUDENTS ACCESS TO EXPANSIVE WATERFRONT AND DOWNTOWN VIEWS WHILE PROVIDING NECESSARY PRIVACY FROM ADJACENT BUILDINGS AND THE SITE TRAFFIC BELOW. 

EXTERIOR RENDER FROM UNDER FDR

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SKIN 'BRANCHING'; MANY OPENINGS ARE ACCESSIBLE ONLY TO CHILDREN ON THE UPPER FLOORS - FURTHER THE FLOOR PLATE PROTECTS INTRUSIVE VIEWING FROM THE GROUND AT MOST ANGLES; MOVING UP THE BUILDING AND PARTIALLY WITHIN EACH FLOOR, THE SKIN OPENS UP TO RECEIVE LIGHT AT THE TOP WHILE BUNCHING TOWARD THE BOTTOM TO MAINTAIN INTERIOR PRIVACY WHILE LETTING IN NATURAL LIGHT;

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AERIAL ROOF PLAN; VIEWS

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TOPOLOGY STUDY

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FIRST FLOOR PLAN: ENTRY TO RECEIVING AREA RAMPS LEAD TO UPPER FLOORS WITH LOW SLOPES; FIRST ACCESSIBLE IS THE CAFETERIA OR THE GYMNASIUM

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2ND FLOOR PLAN: TRANSITION TO QUIETER SPACES; THE 2ND AND 3RD GRADERS SHARE AN OUTDOOR PLAYGROUND ON THE RIGHT AND THE THE 4TH AND 5TH GRADES PLAYGROUND ON LEFT; BETWEEN IS A MULTIPURPOSE FOR DANCE OR OTHER ACTIVITIES; ALONG THE CENTRAL CORRIDOR ARE OFFICES AND STORAGE; WITHIN THE LAYERED STAIRS AND SLOPES POCKETS OF SPACE ARE CREATED THAT CAN BE USED AS SURFACES, SEATING, INDIVIDUAL OR SMALL GROUP MEETING SPACES ETC.

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THIRD FLOOR PLAN; THE MUSIC ROOM WITH A REMOVABLE DIVIDER; SMALL PRACTICE SPACES AND BATHROOM AND HALLWAYS SERVE TO BUFFER SOUND FROM 1ST GRADE CLASSROOMS; THESE DIRECTLY LEAD TO THEIR PLAYGROUND; THE KINDERGARTEN IS LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE LIBRARY HOWEVER IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO GO THROUGH THE KINDER AREA TO ACCESS THE LIBRARY

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ADDITIONALLY ALTERNATIVE PATHS ARE ACCESSIBLE ALONG THE LOW SLOPING RAMPS OF THE ROOF WHICH WEAVE THROUGH THE TWO PLAYGROUNDS CONNECTING THE MUSIC AND LIBRARY COMPLETING A 'FIGURE 8' LOOP WHEREBY ONE COULD EXPLORE THE ENTIRE BUILDING IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT PATHS WITHOUT RETRACING THE SAME HALLS.

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INTERIOR STRUCTURAL SKIN MEMBRANE

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DIAGRAMMATIC CIRCULATION STUDY MODEL

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MAGNETIC MESH: INPUT - OPENNESS

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STRUCTURAL PERSPECTIVE; SOUTH FACING ELEVATION

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MAGNETIC FIELDS ON SITE

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