SHoP designs 50 solar-powered schools for earthquake-damaged regions in Nepal
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SHoP Architects designed the schools to be as flexible and adaptable as possible to varying terrains and needs. The structures are made from an easily assembled kit of parts comprising readily available local materials such as earth brick, which provides stabilizing thermal mass. The earthquake-resistant schools will be set atop concrete slab foundations and erected with steel truss roof systems angled upwards to promote natural ventilation. In addition to solar panels, the schools will be...