Schools are meant to teach children not only the hard skills of things like mathematics, sciences, the workings of government, and more, but they're also meant to give children different frameworks for approaching problems in the future, and the Griffin School in Austin, Texas, uses design to help forward that open-minded philosophy. The school blends several different volumes into a single building, showing the value of embracing different ideologies.
The base of the Griffin School consists of a red brick quadrangle -- itself not a particularly creative or interesting building for a school. However, the upper story has several volumes that extend off of it. Those volumes are made of corrugated metal in bright colors, which is markedly different from the rest of the building.
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The Griffin School Combines Several Oddly Shaped Volumes
- By: Joey HaarMay 23, 2018