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Saturday, November 6, 2010

[7/10/2010] The Green School

Again another awesome "Retweet" from ArchDaily. I believe for most HBP 1st years have been talking about Bamboos, i have seen several examples of structures that are really built up from Bamboo, some still doubt of it's capability to withstand a structure, when i was in Shanghai EXPO 2010, Indonesia Pavilion was a good example, just that it's structural frame system was using Steel, because it's a 5 story tall building.. While this... take a look =) WanB, was my past Studio lecturer during 1st year, guess he is into the research of bamboo, though many exciting things as well as doubts filling in the cup, but bet he is an awesome lecturer!


Architects: 
Location: Badung, 
Client: Yayasan Kul Kul
Project Area: 7,542 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: , Ahkamul Hakim

site plan
Environmentalists and designers John and Cynthia Hardy wanted to motivate communities to live sustainably. Part of that effort was to show people how to build with sustainable materials, namely . They established the Green School, and its affiliates: the Meranggi Foundation, which develops plantations of  plants through presenting  seedlings to local rice farmers; and , a for-profit design and construction company that promotes the use of as a primary building material, in an effort to avoid the further depletion of rainforests.
© Ahkamul Hakim
The Green School, a giant laboratory built by , is located on a sustainable campus straddling both sides of the Ayung River in Sibang Kaja, , within a lush jungle with native plants and trees growing alongside sustainable organic gardens. The campus is powered by a number of alternative energy sources, including a  sawdust hot water and cooking system, a hydro-powered vortex generator and solar panels. Campus buildings include classrooms, gym, assembly spaces, faculty housing, offices, cafes and bathrooms. A range of architecturally significant spaces from large multi-storey communal gathering places to much smaller classrooms are a feature of the campus. Local , grown using sustainable methods, is used in innovative and experimental ways that demonstrate its architectural possibilities. The result is a holistic green community with a strong educational mandate that seeks to inspire students to be more curious, more engaged and more passionate about the environment and the planet.

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