The Tree House and the Birdwatching Platform: Pause, House, Sings and Wings
Brazilian House Museum Educators and EMEI Dona Leopoldina School
NAME OF THE SCHOOL, MUSEUM, ASSOCIATION:
EMEI Dona Leopoldina early education School.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
PUBLIC SPACE WHERE THE PROJECT WAS DEVELOPED:
CATEGORY OF PROJECT:
Workshops of school hours.
AGE AND NUMBER OF CHILDREN:
4-5 years old.
PERIOD OF THE PROJECT:
De noviembre de 2016 a noviembre de 2017.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT:
To enhance children´s and adult´s repertoire about the concept of house; to elaborate and concretize a participative architecture project inside of an early childhood public school; to collectively create a tree house that incorporate some elements of the Brazilian house, the children´s thought and technical knowledges about architecture.
Around 5.000,00 USD for the material. The hand-labor was donated.
Sofia: This is my school. It´s name is EMEI Dona Leopoldina. It has a tree house. Let´s go?
Sofia: Aouch, i´m dizzy!
Heitor, the doorman: Welcome to the tree house, take your cards so you can get in.
Sofia: Thank you
Sofia: This is to observe the tree house, that´s why we need this (Binocular).
Heitor, the doorman: You can go up.
Sofia: Let´s come in!
Sofia: How many beautiful birds!
Sofia: Look who´s sleeping! Let´s wake him up. Aaahaahh (sound of doorbell)
Heitor, the doorman: He knows how to built a tree house. You can tell them.
Pedro: Look, the tree house was a dream of the children because they wanted a tree house. They wanted a lot a tree house, and then they started to project it, and then they have done the tree house. Hey, Sofia!
Sofia: It was a very special day, with this (the binocular) we can see all the birds!
Pedro: When we... One of the houses have a roof so that it won´t rain on it, the other doesn´t have a roof so that we can see the birds.
Pedro: A tree house is something that can be on top of a tree, or could be a house that pass a tree through it.