The design features a one of a kind masonry solution which achieves an astonishingly beautiful ceramic tapestry by mixing just three different types of ceramic units. STL explored the design of the unit with overall goals of increasing typical dimensions and providing a variation in unit size to promote pattern randomness. Working closely with brick suppliers and manufacturers to ensure special shapes could be produced, and consulting the Masonry Advisory Council regarding constructability and budgeting considerations, STL developed a brick design based on a single nominal unit size of 4D x 16H x 8L inches. Vertical orientation of the unit was key to maintaining the 8 inch module length while increasing labor efficiencies over a standard modular brick. The pattern was created by the factory blending of the three different variations of the same brick at 33% of each type of unit.
The project was Awarded Best in Class in the K-12 School category.
Wednesday | 9 July 2014 | #
School Project Wins 2014 CBC Merit Awards
Monday | 19 May 2014 | #
Back of The Yards High School Construction Update
Tuesday | 4 October 2011 | #
One Village India
The motivation behind this type of development is to provide innovative economic opportunities in rural India that were previously unavailable. Large urban centers are perceived to be the only avenue to prosperity, but many young people who flock to these areas in search of a better life are met with disappointment. What they encounter are slums, unemployment and poverty.
Each Village will have a circular formation, with the diameter of the circle being dependent on the population of each individual location. The program of a typical village includes K-12 learning environments, vocational training, workshops, residences, agricultural land, sports and a market. The market will sell produce and products developed by the students of the village. The market will also provide a stepping stone to help the graduates establish themselves as entrepreneurs in the area where they are born; increasing the appeal of staying close to family and away from large urban centers.
Thursday | 15 September 2011 | #