Ebony Payne

Bachelor of Architecture

For young children in their early stages of learning social cues and developing spatial awareness, the built environment is a crucial teaching tool. Drawing from precedents, Kinetic Court takes the stance that an educational building should actively participate in this form of environmental learning. Kinetic Court’s scheme utilizes a gradient of fixed to dynamic spaces to parallel lessons about private vs. social life, all while embracing the possibilities for overlap. The classrooms draw in-spiration from the Reggio Emilia pedagogical concept of ’home-bases’, and, as fixed spaces, represent the private sector of life within society.