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Handsome earthquake-resistant school uses natural cooling in Thailand

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 05, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Nov 04, 2015

The and energy-efficient Baan Huay Sarn Yaw School is a long rectangular volume comprising three large classrooms, separated by foyers, and bookended by two outdoor covered balconies. The floors are constructed from fiber cement board and solid bamboo batten panels. The use of lightweight building materials helps reduce horizontal momentum caused by quake activity. Elevated on stilts, the structure is topped by a steeply pitched insulated metal sheet roof with alternating bands of translucent resin...






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