Situated in rural Cambodia, this school design uses the natural environment for passive design elements like collecting rain water, harnessing cross winds, using existing vegetation for shading and locally sourced materials.
The classrooms are oriented around a common courtyard with a large existing tree in the center. Each classroom is directed to the exterior to keep noise segregated, and has it's own outdoor shaded area that can be opened for maximum cooling. The roof is angled to take advantage of runoff water during the rainy season and reduce flooding.
I was a lead architect on this project and conducted on site interviews with teachers and students to understand their needs.