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Fri 14.8.

Oaxaca School of Plastic Arts, Mexico by Mauricio Rocha

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 14.08.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

Oaxaca School of Plastic Arts by Mauricio Rocha

Oaxaca School of Plastic Arts by Mauricio Rocha

A beautiful example of modern earthen architecture is the Oaxaca School of Plastic Arts in Mexico, designed by Taller de Arquitectura- Mauricio Rocha.

The archiect decided to use the earth left behind from several other campus construction projects for the typography of his construction site – a talus which is a garden and isolation for the school at the same time. This brought about the idea of building the whole school of rammed earth. The earth for the buildings was extracted from areas around Oaxaca with the quality needed for this type of construction. Rammed earth is not only the perfect material for the extreme climatic conditions of Oaxaca, because it creates an optimal microclimate. It also offers the adequate acoustic insulation a school needs.

Oaxaca School of Plastic Arts by Mauricio Rocha

Oaxaca School of Plastic Arts by Mauricio Rocha

to the Taller de Arquitectura website

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