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SchoolParasites

, 2002,
architecture
together with:
Floor Houben
occasion:

item:
logo, brochure/poster, ads, invitation and publication
content Many schools have to contend with the tension between an inflexible building and constantly changing requirements for use. They need temporary classrooms and facilities, but not everyone is content with the existing supply of prefab units. WiMBY! commissioned three designers to develop SchoolParasites, provisional structures, flexible in application and striking in design, as an attractive alternative to the usual trailer-type provisional classrooms. design The [i]‘basic WiMBY! pallet’ i[/i] s used in this instance as a user manual. Sketches are made to communicate the necessity for temporary classrooms for the schools. For the cover, an archetypal temporary classroom is contrasted with the three new 'Parasites'. These four basic forms are brought together in the form of a childrens wooden block box. For each parasite, a matrix of functions is made providing an overview as well as making them easily comparable.

SchoolParasites

Provisional classrooms for primary schools, 2004,
architecture
together with:
Floor Houben
occasion:

item:
hardcover
Dutch edition
[English summary]
155 x 155 mm
176 pages


content SchoolParasites are temporary pavilions for schools, attached like 'parasites' onto the permanent school and set down in a surplus location (para-site). Many schools have to contend with the tension between an inflexible building and constantly changing requirements for use. WiMBY! commissioned three designers to develop SchoolParasites, provisional structures, flexible in application and striking in design, as an attractive alternative to the usual trailer-type provisional classrooms. This book documents the designs. design The[i] ‘basic WiMBY! pallet’ [/i] is implemented in this case as a user manual. Utilising drawings, situations are sketched in which it becomes clear why the temporary school extensions are necessary. The 'sample-card', made for the designed parasites, offers an overview of the functions that the parasites can serve. In this way, the parasites can easily be compared. A series of ground plans for the schools illustrate the change in use over time. In this manner, the historical transformation of the schools is clearly illustrated. A selection of pages is shown.