Program: Design of a boarding school for village youth in India based on Ghandian principles
This project called for design of a boarding school for village youth based on Ghandian principles. The primary focus of the design was to identify appropriate building construction technologies from the local region and to educate students with their use.
Located in a rural area near Gwalior, India, the site plan and campus design were derived from a study of village social organization and on a set of Indian village “patterns of use” originally developed by Christopher Alexander.
To date, a dormitory cell, faculty apartments, health center and classrooms have been constructed. It is hoped that the incremental growth of Rabbani School will allow for further refinement of the construction method, where reliance on the “western” concrete frame can be decreased and more village-appropriate methods can be employed.