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Tour an Earthquake-Resistant School Raised on Stilts

Photos by <a href="">Spaceshift Studio</a> via <a href="">Dezeen</a>.
Photos by Spaceshift Studio via Dezeen.

Following a devastating earthquake that rocked Thailand's Chiang Rai province last May, a group of nine local architecture firms sprang into action to help design new, quake-resistant buildings across the hard-hit region. One rather nice structure erected as part of this rebuilding program—helmed by international charity Design for Disasters—is this gabled secondary—the Baan Huay Sarn Yaw School designed by Vin Varavarn Architects—which, novelly, is raised on steel stilts. The silts help with the overall stability of the school and help better situate it on a steeply sloped site. Accommodating three classrooms, the building is made of humble materials like corrugated metal, bamboo, and concrete. Check it out!

Earthquake-resistant school in Thailand raised up on stilts by Vin Varavarn Architects [Dezeen]