ARCHITECTURE_Bridge the Digital Divide

Yesterday, I shared this project I had been working on in studio. Today, I wanted to share another similar project that was completed on Wednesday. The assignment was another group project, which involved choosing another design solution from The Third Teacher book. My partner and I chose #77, "Bridge the Digital Divide." This topic challenged us to create a classroom which catered digitally to students coming from varying socioeconomic backgrounds.

Our design solution is below. I would like to stress that this was group project with Vanarath Phon, and we designed and produced these drawings in collaboration. The full presentation board can be viewed here, Digital Divide Final, but I have separated the images below for easier viewing.

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This space addresses the challenge of bridging the digital divide across various socioeconomic backgrounds. The three zones provide varying levels of comfort in the classroom.

rendered monitor wall

A large entrance at floor level welcomes users to an interactive space intended for those not familiar with operating a computer. This series of monitor walls is an approachable and hands-on tool.

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An enclosed group space provides opportunity for discussion and gathering, for those already accustomed to using a computer.

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ARCHITECTURE_Exploded Nook Drawing

Today I wanted to share part of the project I have been working on for the past 9 weeks. This quarter in my studio, we have each been creating a potential redesign of the library in Los Osos, California. This drawing was part of my final presentation, and demonstrates the warm reading nooks I have created to serve as both reading spaces and also to set up prescribed views over the landscape. Please click on the image to see the drawing in it's best quality!