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SEEDclassroom, 2014–present

This is a Project. It was designed by SEED Collaborative and collaborator: International Living Future Institute, Ecotope, Quantum, EcoCraft Homes and Modern Building Systems and engineered by 2020 Engineers. It is dated 2014–present.

Creating a new standard for portable classrooms, the SEED (Sustainable Education Every Day) Collaborative in Seattle designed an environmentally restorative—net-zero energy, net-zero water, and 100 percent nontoxic—modular learning space. The design exposes the building’s structure, systems, and functions for inquiry-based learning experiences in science and math. Designed with a goal to address inequities in education, the self-sustaining and transportable SEEDclassroom is adaptable to diverse settings. SEED aims to make all buildings restorative teaching tools that benefit their users and communities.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America.

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