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Jan – March 19

Stormy onset of the spring

Dr. Upendra Kaushik Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s V.M.Public School, Vadodara Uninterested faces, weird hairdos, argumentative behaviour, boisterous students; welcome to a typical IX or X class. Yes, such are the expressions we often…

Mirambika: free progress school

Mirambika was an early project of Shift Architects that translated the ideas of “free progress” in education through a “free form” space with minimal partitions or walls, as well as a collapsing of open space with covered space. Here’s a…

The happy school

Kurani, an architecture company redefining spaces for education, has designed Riverbend School near Chennai, where every experience is meant to increase student happiness. Leaving behind traditional school models, the design shows what…

Under the peepal tree!

Benazir Shafaat Hussain Special Educator, Pune When a school is built with passion and vision of sheltering the young minds with knowledge then it becomes more than a simple building or a room. Remember the days of gurukul? Yes, the days,…

The School KFI: the green school!

The new campus for The School, Krishnamurti Foundation of India has relocated to a campus where the children have the freedom to experience and learn from nature. The design of the school encourages freedom of thought and action. Here’s…

Creating effective learning spaces!

Vipul Kamboj Director, Swami Vivekanand Public School, Jagadhri -Yamunanagar Classrooms are now replaced by learning spaces. The purpose of the learning space is to foster engagement and encourage collaboration. In that sense, the classroom…

Designed to enable!

Sunita Sinha A space for self-discovery! A room that reminds you of home, hence a homeroom! A mini microcosm that witnesses little evolutions each day over a specific period of time!Pick and select the one that you think is closest to…

Classroom design: a perspective

Sukhvinder Multani Vice Principal, Radcliffe School, Dighi, Pune The role of classroom design is significant. If not taken cognizance of this aspect, a classroom can result in stifling creativity of children or could fail to promote a…

Romancing with Reading

G Balasubramaniam Editor-in-Chief, The Progressive School, New Delhi Have you fallen in love with reading? Have you enjoyed those beautiful romantic moments? Reading is indeed a romance. It is a conversational dance between the reader and…

Turning schools into labs for learning!

Shakti Jhala Senior Strategist and Training Coordinator at Schoogle (A TGES initiative), Mumbai Classroom designs have moved on from utility-based rooms to purpose-based learning spaces. A rigid environment seldom facilities fluid thinking!…