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Myanmar School Calls on High Design and Local Technique

By incorporating indigenous architectural techniques—stuff like ornamental bamboo mesh walls, local brick masonry, and swoopy suspended ceilings made of bamboo and glass wool—German architecture firm Ackermann+Raff aimed to build a school in Myanmar (formerly Burma) that was sustainable and beautiful, but still, in a way, familiar to its daily users. The project, done in cahoots with a German organization called Projekt Burma and financed entirely by donations, incorporates what the architects call "traditional brick noggin architecture" (that is, timber frame construction with pretty brick masonry in between) to build a community space used not just by the teenagers who fill its seven classrooms, but the entire neighboring community, who can use its pavilion and library to host assemblies and performances.

· High School Thazin / Ackermann+Raff [Arch Daily]
· All Schools posts [Curbed National]