ERIC Number: ED056497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Farallones Scrapbook; A Momento and Manual of Our Apprenticeship in Making Places and Changing Spaces in Schools at Home and Within Ourselves.
Farallones Designs, Pt. Reyes Station, CA.
The Farallones Designs group is dedicated to "helping ourselves and other people create more human places for living, learning, working, playing,...to returning architecture to its roots in each person,...to creating access to the design process and tools." The Scrapbook is a "partial record of eighteen months together helping kids and teachers to make a place for themselves in school." An introductory section describes four "journeys into making schools better places," detailing the planning and construction process involved in changing from a traditional classroom design to one which contains a variety of spaces devoted to different activities. Many ways to bring about such a change are described, including suggestions for what to do with walls, doors, and halls, how to use basic tools, how to help the children build, how to create space dividers and quiet places, and how to do cardboard carpentry. A section on geometry and dome building shows several examples of dome building (from models to full size structures) from a variety of materials, including plastic straws and discarded garden hoses. A playground building guide offers plans for building outdoor play equipment from old tires and scrap lumber and lists sources for free material. The creative possibilities of discards and trash is stressed. (JY)
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Corridors, Equipment, Experiential Learning, Flexible Facilities, Geometry, Innovation, Playgrounds, Space Dividers, Space Utilization
Farallones Designs, Star Route, Pt. Reyes Station, California 94956 ($4.25)
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Authoring Institution: Farallones Designs, Pt. Reyes Station, CA.