Thursday, February 28, 2008

First Modern School II

McDonogh 39 is a “finger school” in plan. The broad administrative wing faces St. Roch Avenue and four classrooms project from one end. They are oriented in deference to our summer weather that extends well into the academic year. The classrooms predominantly receive north light. The southern exposure of the classrooms are protected by the deep overhang of the external open corridor. The walls of the classrooms and corridors are mostly filled with louvered glass and aluminum windows, providing ample natural light and ventilation. Each classroom wing fronts an "outdoor classroom," a paved courtyard that also provides additional play space.

view inside corridor

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