Our intentions for Montessori:
We incorporate this advanced education concepts to find an architecture proposal that enhances the experiences of children and adults.
We search for answers in 3 different fields:
- Designing interior and exterior spaces to help Montessori teachings based on flexibility.
- Responding to the plot’s existing topography and orientation with a building that complies with sunlight needs.
- Bringing to the table a climatic approach based on a very low energy demand.
Through the strategy of our inclined livable roof, we duplicate the original topography on the plot providing optimal orientation for classrooms and a deeper contact with nature to enhance the kid’s experience. In addition, we drive down energy demands and reduce heat-island effect for the city.
All interior spaces are designed to promote concentration, responsibility and freedom as Montessori’s basic principles.
A “Sponge city” proposal
The last decades have witnessed the “paving” of large extensions of territory. This results in enormous environmental problems not to mention urban and social ones. Every day we become more used to big storms that produce massive scale flooding because huge areas do not drain water as they should. Instead, large streams of rain water are driven into the piping system that is frequently way saturated.
Our proposal, framed in the field of the Smart City, works with the concept of “Sponge city”. This is based on the idea that plots and buildings help mitigate these effects of global warming becoming “absorbents” of heavy rainfall thus buffering the different uses of water.
Here is how we use this concept: