Natural Resource Harvesting for Child Care Center

School of Architecture | Georgia Tech | Spring 2017


Image Credit: Childcare Center in Sydney | Andrew Burges Architects

This studio proposes a real-world challenge to design a Child Care Center that can harvest natural resources under different environmental climates. The goal of the studio is to utilize computational techniques and performance-driven approaches to design a responsive architecture that facilitates natural resource harvesting from the building envelope, assures nurturing, dependable, exceptional and safe care for children outside the home, and accommodates the needs of children for daytime childcare. The design should consider performance areas such as site, natural resources available and techniques to harvest those, materials, beauty, and performance analysis such as resource harvesting analysis, energy analysis, and daylight analysis.

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