Ooh, my favorite!


Handmade school in Bangladesh
March 18, 2010, 7:45 am
Filed under: Green, Simply Amazing

I’ve been trying to figure out how to articulate how I feel about this, but somehow I just can’t find the words to convey how beautiful and full-of-meaning this is, both inside and out.

Architects Anna Heringer and Eike Roswag led a group of local parents, students, teachers, and craftsmen in building this school by hand using materials like bamboo, earth, rice, straw and rope. It took four months to complete the construction, but nearly two years from commission to occupancy.

Inside the school, the curriculum employs the philosophy of METI (Modern Education and Training Institute) where learning is done through joy, and students are encouraged to use their talents in creative and responsible ways.

In the end, the entire community has a beautiful primary school, the students are receiving an enlightened education, the craftsmen have learned new methods for building in their community, and a very small carbon print was left during the project. Brilliant and inspiring!

[via designboom]


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How wonderful! Hope you have a great weekend.

Comment by Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi

This school looks really cool. I’m sure the students and teachers are so proud of their school. It really is remarkable what can be accomplished when people set their minds to do something. Thanks for sharing this.

Comment by Des

So true Des. What a fun project to be a part of. I wish they would do a follow-up so we could see how things are going for the school and the village.

Comment by Natira




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