Friday, January 31, 2014

Sidi Touré - Songs

Sidi Toure

Mon Pays (My Country)

From the Take Away Show

Tondi Karaa (The White Wall)

A Chacun Sa Chance (To Each His Own Luck)

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Baka Beyond - Baka Gbine

Martin Cradick & the Baka forest people
Baka Gbine
Topé malangui bodé, ma'anjo ayé  (give me one bottle, I'm thirsty)

Baka Beyond

Liquindi - Baka Water Drumming

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Spaces for Learning

Umubano Primary School, Kigali, Rwanda
A sustainable design that reflects the culture and the climate, and makes good use of local resources and materials.

Diné College Library

The Diné College Library on the Shiprock, N.M. reservation honors the Navajo design of the sacred hogan.

Roldan Public School and Primary, Spain

An elementary school covered in artificial turf  provides ease of maintenance and adds pleasant green color to a neutral grey environment.

The Municipal Nursery Filadora, Barcelona, Spain

A modern nursery school that preserves architectural heritage.

Panther Lake Elementary School, near Seattle, Washington

A design that brings together learning and common areas to enrich student educational experiences.

Fuji Kindergarten, Tachikawa, Japan

Fuji Kindergarten in Tachikawa, Japan wraps around a 100-Year-Old Zelkova tree, bringing nature into the classroom.

Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul

A below-ground design that conserves space and harmonizes with the cityscape of Seoul.

Liceo Técnico Profesional la Florida, Santiago, Chile
Designing a vocational training school that benefits the entire community.

Brisbane Grammar School - The Lilley Centre, Queensland, Australia

The Brisbane Grammar School: a more accessible, integrated learning facility that responds to the changing needs of students. Recognized by the OECD as one of the 60 International education facility exemplars. 

Ecole Internationale de Manosque, Manosque, France
An open, energy efficient design that evokes the Roman and Mediterranean architectural heritage of the area.

McAuliffe Elementary School: Concord, NH

A design that promotes educational philosophies of independence, collaboration, and creativity. 

Marysville Getchell High School, Marysville, Washington

A flexible design that arranges four independent learning communities around a campus commons.

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