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Sensory School

The Sensory School models a new educational schema that adapts to the full spectrum of sensory sensitivity. Sensory-related conditions are reframed as natural variations in the human nervous system that are often beneficial in the right environment. Following this revised standard, the proposal presents a gradient of spaces that vary widely in degree of enclosure and exposure to light and sound. Light, in particular, is closely modulated throughout the school via two infrastructural strategies: conical light wells injected through the school’s floor slabs bring light into the core of the building, while an exterior facade of thin frosted acrylic tubes regulates light levels near the perimeter of the building.