Situated in an economically weak neighbourhood in Bangalore, this extension to the Divya Shanthi Christian Association & Trust school campus houses a children’s home, training centre, healthcare clinic, library, dining hall and more. The new building re-interprets the traditional ‘verandah’, a transitional area that functions variedly as a climatic buffer, movement corridor, and social space. A double skin of walls and operable glazing set behind bent steel louvers shelter movement corridors and informal social spaces for a pleasantly ventilated environment. The resulting building, accented by veiled colour splashes and reflections, projects an attitude of positivity, transparency, and optimism for the local community.

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