The 6-acre site houses a comprehensive K-12 academic program, including spaces for play. To make a large school comprehensible, the school is comprised of several small learning communities anchored by courtyards.
Architecturally, it is an approach that encourages the capacity (of the inhabitants) to improvise. For us this is important – because it begins to define our ideas around efficiency and endurance.
A phased project provides the opportunity to engage, and inform, the program and curriculum of the school, as well as create learning opportunities for the construction site.
The Aparnaa School continues as a practice and an experiment, the architecture an extension and a record of it. Embracing an economy of means and an integrity of process, it remains under-construction, quietly subverting the before/ after paradigm.