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Valentino Gareri designs a low cost modular prototype for schools in Africa

13 February 2020

School children working in class

All of  the required spaces fit into a one storey made by modules of 42 square metres each. The modular design means the school can be extended by adding one or more modules.


Other resources

An article in the Connected series describes how a student at Nelson Central School entered a competition to design and model an eco-house using the computer game Minecraft.
"The House that Dan Built", Connected, Level 2 - Wild Discoveries, November 2019

Indicators of progression for discussion starters

Component Indicator Level
Technological modelling Use this and other examples to describe what a functional model is and identify the purpose of functional modelling 1
Technological modelling Use this and other examples to explain how functional modelling and prototyping allows for consideration of both what can be done and what should be done when making decisions and to illustrate how particular functional models were used to gather specific information about the suitability of design concepts 4

Image courtesy of Ludi from Pixabay.

Keywords: architecture, school, technological modelling

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