the cloudform laboratory revamps a classroom in taipei with splashes of vibrant color
 

the cloudform laboratory revamps a classroom in taipei with splashes of vibrant color

the cloudform laboratory has renovated an old classroom at a junior high school in taipei, which had served as a chemistry lab for more than 40 years. the team was tasked with maintaining its core function as a lab while increasing its usability as a classroom. designed around the idea of facilitating more interactive ways of learning, the revamped space intends to provide a venue for fostering independent critical thinking and active, participatory learning.

the cloudform laboratory revamps a classroom in taipei with splashes of vibrant color designboom

the cloudform laboratory revamped the interior design of the classroom to accommodate both the decline in student enrolment at the school and to allow for more interactive ways of learning

all images courtesy of bole studio, jason chen

 

 

how can a classroom be reinterpreted? who are the users? what other benefits can designers bring to the table for students and teachers on top of the core classroom features? after giving these questions some thought, cloudform laboratory decided to redecorate the classroom in vibrant colors and designate a space for student-led interactions and presentations.

the cloudform laboratory revamps a classroom in taipei with splashes of vibrant color designboom

renovating an old classroom at a junior high school, which had served as a chemistry lab for more than 40 years

 

 

equipment for experiments is stored in two types of color-coded cabinets, some of which can be moved around and used as countertops or desks for demonstrations and experiment preparation. the lab tables and chairs were also given touches of exuberant color. ‘what we envisioned for this classroom is a color-informed design that is not only practical in terms of dividing up the space but inspirational as well, giving students a unique classroom experience that will stay fresh in their memories.’ – cloudform laboratory.

the cloudform laboratory revamps a classroom in taipei with splashes of vibrant color designboom

equipment for experiments is stored in two types of color-coded cabinets, some of which can be moved around

the cloudform laboratory revamps a classroom in taipei with splashes of vibrant color designboom

the lab tables and chairs were also given touches of exuberant color

the cloudform laboratory revamps a classroom in taipei with splashes of vibrant color designboom

classrooms today are no longer just a place where students sit at their desks and listen to lectures

the cloudform laboratory revamps a classroom in taipei with splashes of vibrant color designboom

view of the classroom in use

the cloudform laboratory revamps a classroom in taipei with splashes of vibrant color designboom

the team envisioned a ‘color-informed design’ for the classroom

the cloudform laboratory revamps a classroom in taipei with splashes of vibrant color designboom

some cabinets can be moved around and used as countertops or desks for demonstrations and experiment preparation

the cloudform laboratory revamps a classroom in taipei with splashes of vibrant color designboom

the classroom is designed as a venue for fostering independent critical thinking and active, participatory learning

 

 

project info:

 

project name: dream reaction lab

program: classroom

location: taipei, taiwan

design: cloudform laboratory

client: new taipei municipal xintai junior high school

photography: bole studio, jason chen

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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