publication . Article . 2012

An experimental school prototype: Integrating 3rs (reduce, reuse & recycle) concept into architectural design

Kong Seng Yeap; Sreenivasaiah Purushothama Rao;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2012 Journal: Journal of Design and the Built Environment, volume 10, issue 1, pages 1-9 (issn: 1823-4208, eissn: 2232-1500, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Malaya
Abstract
The authors conducted a design project to examine the use of school as an ecological learning hub for children. Specifically, this study explores the ecological innovations that transform physical environment into three-dimensional textbooks for environmental education. A series of design workshops were carried out to gain interdisciplinary input for ecological school design. The findings suggest to integrate the concept of 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse & Recycle) into the physical environment. As a result, an experimental school prototype is developed. It represents a series of recommendations that are rendered by novel ideas through the amalgamation of architecture, ecol...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Eco-school, 3-D textbook, architecture, 3Rs, children, lcsh:Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering, lcsh:TD1-1066, lcsh:Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), lcsh:TA1-2040
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