24 Nov '14, 2pm

A little mud room school in Morocco goes back to basics to keep kids cool:

The preschool is located between three preserved argan trees and elevated atop the traditionally inclined foundations of locally sourced stone. A wood-and-earth flat roof tops the adobe outer walls and the interior rammed earth walls, which are finished with a mixture of earth and gypsum. Following passive design principles , the architects glazed the north facade to maximize indirect sunlight and positioned a thick wall with deep and small windows on the south facade to minimize solar heat gain during the day but dissipate heat at night.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/bioclimatic-preschool-is-built-with-...

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