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Hide and seek

VPM'S Sou. A. K. Joshi English medium school, Thane is situated in the main traffic area of thane. and space crunch has landed the school sandwiched between neighbouring buildings.
The sun path of thane is from south-east to south-west. The lights are strong in the southern part, but is diffused due to buildings around are nearer to the building.so, natural lighting in the building is very low. as school timings are during the day, natural lighting in the building is very low. The use of artificial lights is required during the day.
The buildings around the school are schools so the noise is from the school neighbouring is received. the road is near but low traffic is seen.
the thermal conditions
the temperature in the building are normal. as surrounded by the buildings the airflow in the building is low.
Natural conditions like natural light and nature should be included in the school for optimal learning conditions. the learning experience is enhanced when the students get exposure to the open environment and experimentation. as this building is already built, this facade treatment tries to provide favourable conditions to the students to study. students can plant and take care of small saplings in the angular niches created by the modules. the brick cladding is in 30 degrees to bring in low-pressure winds, creating a pressure difference., create a pleasant environment. while the curtain wall is in 60 degrees to bring the north light for the north facade and diffused light in the south facade. curtain wall also acts as a noise barrier. the brick cladding is in 30 degrees to bring in low-pressure winds, creating a pressure difference., create a pleasant environment. while the curtain wall is in 60 degrees to bring the north light for the north facade and diffused light in the south facade. curtain wall also acts as a noise barrier, for the noise coming from the road and neighbouring schools. prefabricated steel skeleton strengthens the facade and helps to take the load of smaller members.

Shrideep Kshirsagar