ARROW STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Cambridge, MA TYPE Academic work / Career Discovery Program / Harvard School of Design, Summer 2003 PROGRAM Elementary school for grades K-5 for with multi-graded classrooms CONCEPT Democracy in education SITE
TOP Site study photographs CENTER LEFT Circulation and volume orientation study. The rotational movement of the building volume reflects neighborhood traffic patterns. CENTER RIGHT Sketch exploring an evolved interpretation of democracy as a forum, showing the central core surrounded by classroom units with shared activity spaces.
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BOTTOM LEFT Initial concept models for the school, inspired by the idea of democracy as balance of power. BOTTOM RIGHT Later study models exploring volume proportions relative to the site and surrounding buildings, programming and square footage; the ideas of forum and checks and balances, as those present in a constitutional democracy, are further explored.