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  7. Khabele Elementary Expansion / Derrington Building Studio

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Khabele Elementary Expansion / Derrington Building Studio

  • 19:00 - 27 November, 2015
Khabele Elementary Expansion / Derrington Building Studio
Khabele Elementary Expansion / Derrington Building Studio, © Peter Molick Photography
© Peter Molick Photography

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© Peter Molick Photography
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Text description provided by the architects. In 2013, the Khabele School purchased a 4-acre property with an existing daycare facility to expand their rapidly growing elementary program.

Khabele Elementary Expansion / Derrington Building Studio, © Peter Molick Photography
© Peter Molick Photography

In the school’s initial meeting with Derrington Building Studio principal, Tim Derrington, their directive was simple—design the campus as “a village in the forest.” The school’s limited budget and tight schedule, along with the site’s sensitive environmental restrictions, posed unique challenges.

Floor Plan - Elevation
Floor Plan - Elevation

Derrington Building Studio translated this vision for Khabele’s progressive community into architecture through a crisp play on Central Texas vernacular.  

© Peter Molick Photography
© Peter Molick Photography

The new building facade unites the campus by incorporating an existing masonry pattern from their prominent existing kindergarten building.

© Peter Molick Photography
© Peter Molick Photography

Circulation extracted from the interior and brought to the exterior capitalizes on the local climate while minimizing ground cover. This also maximizes the classroom spaces and obliges interaction with the surrounding elements.

© Peter Molick Photography
© Peter Molick Photography

This open spatial experience and natural material palette creates an inviting learning environment that fosters growth for students’ minds and well-being.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Khabele Elementary Expansion / Derrington Building Studio" 27 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/777586/khabele-elementary-expansion-derrington-building-studio/> ISSN 0719-8884
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奥斯丁Khabele 小学扩建 / Derrington Building Studio