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School Within a Network

New York City, having been shaped by land formation and geoprocesses, is itself a natural history museum. Operating within the existing network of the City’s research centers in the fields of earth science and climate studies, the post-carbon school is integrated as a testing ground, inviting local professionals to contribute to experimentation and discovery. The proposed laboratory/school centers around the study of the natural environments of the city, drawing inspiration from its existing circumambient geological conditions. It resides in the belief that children can actively interact with and learn through constructed topographical conditions. Spaces for playing and learning overlap with research-centric, subject-based programs. The tectonic interplay of introduced sloped structures with the existing building allows for interchangeable programs that afford various models of habitation.