Letting Nature In is a pop up outdoor classroom for K-12 students. Playfully shaped walls unfold and “pop up” from the base, creating touching points for a lightweight shading lattice. Letting Nature In is a project about the
outdoors finally coming indoors, to provide a dynamic environment in a relatively small square-footage.
With no solid or distinct envelope to separate one from the other, the outside environment, normally reserved for playtime or recess, finds a new life as a full-time learning space. This includes open air instruction areas, residual patches of inclined landscaping (maintained through an infrastructural irrigation system) for relaxation, shaded communal seating for small groups or dining, and colorful support columns reminiscent of traditional playground elements.