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"Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself."
Samuel Butler

Monday, 7 March 2011

Thornhill Community Visit.

The Thornhill community is a prime example of communities trying to develop on their own in a developing world. They often struggle and do not provide the initial early development stage within schools, which is crucial in a childs development and education, they struggle to provide a stable learning environment for these children through out there school term often leaving them with no where to go after their lengthy time spent at school. They are under staffed, under funded and lack infrastructure.

Thats where we come in - our new project "Des Baker - School in a rural community" allows us to delve into the inner workings of these schools and try to establish a different medium from which they can exist. A sustainable school that serves its community!

The Thornhill community comprises of approximately 3000 people, 350 of these people being under the age of 16 and attending Thornhill primary, we will take the existing site and reconstruct the school in a way we feel will match the brief - "cradle to grade 6."

I look forward to interacting with you on this brief :)

A make shift basin. Cleanliness is next to Godliness!!

Lack of seating areas for break periods.

Missing window pane provides ventelation - what a relief!!!

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