SLO Architecture has designed a new 10,000+ square foot facility for Beit Rabban Day School, for pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade students in New York City. The school is located over three floors in a new multi-use facility on the Upper West Side. A translucent hanging ‘cloud’ structure in the main reception, on the pre-K floor, brings light into the interior space, and offers an inviting, and warm atmosphere to the young students. The space will also be used as a general meeting area for the school. Inside the pre-K classrooms, wood lofts, in the form of boat fragments, allow children to explore on their own or with a few friends. Children can look through small openings in the wall back to cloud reception space. Upstairs in the elementary school, the bubbly forms of the horizontal cloud are transformed into vertical services that invite students to engage more actively with the school. A gallery wall in the entry area offers students a chance to work on interdisciplinary and inter-grade projects. Transom windows from the classrooms provide light into the interior.
New York City
Amanda Schachter & Alexander Levi,
Sharif Anous, Emily Kirwan