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Material and its Properties
256 plastic drums were used to float the base of the school in the water and provide structural support to the spaces above. This design serves as a case study towards the functionability of materials, but unfortunately due to heavy rains that structure collapsed leaving the plastic roof and barrels intact leaving the remaining supports broken.
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The plastic barrels used to support the structure and plastic roof were made from recycled materials adding to the resilient nature of the community for which it was built.
NLE Architects, "Makoko Floating School" (2012). Building Case Studies. 298.