Local ladies trained in the craft of latanye weaving (coconut leaves) worked as a team to make the screening which takes advantage of the trade winds and filters the southern light through the classrooms.
custom metal roof fabricated on site by local welders. The roof structure is designed to allow air to pass through the building to keep the interior cool while tall enough to allow the air calm where kids working don't want their paper blown away.
Light filters through the latanye screen to provide a clasrooms with diffused even lighting.
Southern exposure provides the most intense light and heat. To filter the light and take advantage of costal winds, the roofs were built to be high above the walls to make room for a screen that would filter light and air into the classrooms.
back side of building with operable louver windows gives the option of bringing in more light and air while opening up an inspiring view of a lush valley and the ocean.