Studio dLux was invited by Centro Educacional Pioneiro to elaborate a new project for them. The school was looking for a space innovation. The rooms selected to the renovation were: the teacher’s room, technology room and the library.
The teachers had the necessity of a bigger room to rest during the class breaks and to prepare the activities for the students. With the room expansion, there was space to add more work stations, including an “L” shaped desk and a shared desk for eight people. A chill-out area was also created, with a small kitchen and storage furniture.
In the old technology room, the greatest problem was with the available space. The classroom was too narrow to accommodate the students, teachers and storage. To solve the issue, there was a 5,6 ft extension in the room, adding 32 ft2 to the total area. A broad furniture composed by cabinets, made in plywood and green Formica was designed by Studio dLux to storage every equipment for the classes. It also creates a division between the student and teacher’s area. This cabinet has an asymmetric drawing, with a glass panel between the lower and upper parts, allowing a visual integration between both areas.
One of the main requests for the library project was that it could be seen from outside. To make this possible, glasses were installed at half length, so that people transiting in the corridor would be able to see the renewed space from the outside, with its wood and gradient blue details in the ceiling. The same blue tones were used in the back wall, composing a degrade drawing with the school’s main colours.
Every bookcase was kept in a low height, to allow a better experience with the students attending the space. The central bookcases have wheels, allowing any layout alteration, according to the space’s needs.
To create more reading spots in the library, benches and small bleachers in a hexagonal shape were designed. New workstations were also designed for group activities, with furniture such as the house-shaped booth.
1. Fineflex – Blinds
2. Huna Marcenaria – Woodwork
3. JN Vidros – Glass windows on Library and Tech Room
4. Metadil / Chairs and desks for Tech Room
5. Pluripiso /vinyl flooring