Exploring Tropical Modernist Architecture with the V&A Museum

It wasn’t all SATS for Willow Class. Today they got to participate in an online workshop with the V&A Museum, diving into the fascinating world of Tropical Modernist architecture.

This architectural style emerged in the 1940s in response to the hot, humid climates of West Africa. Tropical Modernism is known for its innovative design solutions that blend modernist principles with practical strategies for managing the tropical environment.

One of the highlights of the workshop was learning about and creating our own Brise Soleil. This is a technique used to design structures that provide shade and cast beautiful shadows on the exteriors of buildings, helping to keep them cool.

Willow Class had a fantastic time, and it was a wonderful opportunity for them to engage with architecture and design in a hands-on way.