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Proposed Bamboo School | Philippines

In times of calamity, schools are converted into emergency evacuation centers. The design for the Proposed Bamboo School focuses on how versatile a school can be. Bamboo is used as the main component for the classroom design, its durability and availability allows a faster and cheaper method of construction. A-frame trusses that support the roof also acts as columns connected directly to the ground.

This design makes it more resilient against high speed wind disturbances. Storm shutter louvers, measured to an appropriate size envelope the building fenestrations. This allows a passive wind direction and lessens wind drag as wind exits immediately as it penetrates the building. It can also be used to protect windows from breaking during storm.