Friday, July 24, 2009

Superheroes teach kids in Ladakh

In addition to thinking about architectural solutions at the Druk White Lotus School, we're also trying to help teach ecological technologies to the kids. The school is using some great sustainable strategies such as solar panels, trombe walls, and composting toilets. For our greenhouse design, we also added compost bins to help close the food loop. What better way to explain the science behind these designs to the kids than to enlist the help of Batman and Spiderman? Max and Hussein have been storyboarding, drawing, coloring, and compiling informational books and posters and tailoring them to be specifically about the school. They're looking fantastic and we'll put up more images of some of the raw drawings and the finished pages soon. Here's a sneak preview....