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East China Normal University Affiliated Bilingual Kindergarten in Shanghai by Scenic Architecture Office

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Article source: Scenic Architecture Office

Courtyard, in Chinese architecture, is not only a tradition of physical space, but also a core of emotion and communication.  It helps people to keep cohesion of the family and strengthen the contacts with friends and relatives, and to connect nature and universe in a touchable way.  Yet this heritage is today already an impossible dream for most of urban citizens.

Image Courtesy © Scenic Architecture Office

  • Architects: Scenic Architecture Office
  • Project: East China Normal University Affiliated Bilingual Kindergarten
  • Location: Anting town, Jiading district, Shanghai, China
  • Client: Anting International Automobile City
  • Structure: RC Frame, partial corridors in steel frame
  • Exterior Material: White paint, Transparent and translucent insulated glass, Aluminum panels, Plastic wooden floor
  • Structural and MEPDesign: Jiangnan Architectural Design Institution
  • Site Area: 7400sqm
  • GFA: 6600sqm
  • Design/Built: 2012/2015

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Tetris Nursery in Seoul, South Korea by IROJE KHM Architects

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Article source: IROJE KHM Architects 

Design concept of Tetris Nursery was to creat diverse events of learning experiences.

As for the programs of learning diverse experiences for kids, we tried to introduce various spatial events which are continued by strolling all around the places in this kindergarten.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Pirrone

  • Architects: IROJE KHM Architects
  • Project: Tetris Nursery
  • Location: Chang-dong, Dobong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Sergio Pirrone
  • Team: JiYeon-Kim
  • Materials: Dry-vit, Colored glass, Wood flooring
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete
  • Site Area: 491.80M2
  • Building Area: 290.78M2
  • Total Floor Area: 461.49M2
  • Status: Completed 2015

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Epée de bois Nursery in Paris, France by h2o architectes

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Article source: h2o architectes

This project consists in the extension and rehabilitation of a nursery for 24 children. The nursery is located on a very tight and narrow site, almost hidden by several very different looking buildings.

The extension of the nursery is an opportunity to give new coherence to the group of buildings. It is set against an existing building at the end of the courtyard, and is given a distinct visual identity as a clear, readable volume. A light exterior perforated shell protects the glass building which houses the nursery spaces and play terraces on the first level.

Image Courtesy © Julien Attard

  • Architects: h2o architectes
  • Project: Epée de bois Nursery
  • Location: 5 rue de l’Épée de Bois, Paris 75005, France
  • Photography: Julien Attard
  • Client: City of Paris
  • Team: h2o architectes (lead architect) with ID+ (engineer)
  • Specificity: Building with high energy performance
  • Cost: 1 492 500 euros HT
  • Surface: 300m²

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Los Rosales Kinder Garden in Galicia, Spain by Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Article source: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

The building is arranged in ground floor favouring the ecological value of the plot, minimizing the impact of the construction and complying with accessibility criteria. Bearing in mind the characteristics of the urban environment -with great open spaces and towers of big height-, it is projected a building that tries to create its own scale and to protect itself. 

Image Courtesy © Juan Rodríguez

  • Architects: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos 
  • Project: Los Rosales Kinder Garden
  • Location: La Coruña, Galicia, Spain
  • Photographer: Juan Rodríguez
  • Floor Area: 2065 m²
  • Completion time: 2008

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Podgorje TimeShare Kindergarten and School in Slovenia by Arhitektura Jure Kotnik

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Article source: Arhitektura Jure Kotnik 

New TimeShare Kindergarten is located in the central area of small Slovenian village settlement Podgorje. The building is an extension of an existing school and hosts four playrooms and a classroom for first graders. The kindergarten’s special feature is its open plan approach with unified play space, which covers as much as 86% of the entire kindergarten and can be closed off if necessary. Children can move inside the kindergarten without restrictions, according to the so-called timeshare principle. Movement is even encouraged by a series of elements like sliding doors between playrooms, accordion doors of the central common room, and the road meandering between playrooms, which visually connects different spaces and invites children to follow it (walk, run, ride their kick scooter or bike). Even special road signs have been designed, encouraging children to mimic movements of a particular animal (butterfly, crab, lizard, etc.), and go either fast (cheetah) or slow (snail).

Image Courtesy © Janez Marolt Photography

  • Architects: Arhitektura Jure Kotnik (Jure Kotnik, Andrej Kotnik)
  • Project: Podgorje TimeShare Kindergarten and School
  • Location: Podgorje pri Slovenj Gradcu, Slovenia
  • Photography: Janez Marolt Photography
  • Client: City of Slovenj Gradec, Gozdno gospodarstvo Slovenj Gradec
  • Constructions: CBD, d.o.o, Dr. Bruno Dujić
  • HVAC: FIMA, d.o.o
  • Electrical installations: EPNS d.o.o, Danilo Smolar
  • Landscape design: Arhitektura Jure Kotnik, Lesoteka projektiva d.o.o.
  • Surveillance: Manja Podpečan
  • Client coordination: Natalija Knez
  • Energy efficiency: EUTRIP d.o.o.
  • Timber construction: Lesoteka hiše d.o.o.
  • Construction, and concrete works: Gradbeništvo Kuster, d.o.o.

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Applying Art to Education in Montréal, Canada by Cégep Marie-Victorin

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The team brought the Early Childhood Education department’s mission to life. Children play and laugh in front of a fantasy-inspired decor where the imaginary meets the natural world. Educators are depicted in the form of large watermark silhouettes that nurture the children and help them develop. Large circles dot the corridors; a nod to the importance of movement and relationships within the department. The circles represent the close connection and communication between educator and child and between child and educator.

Image Courtesy © Emilie Summermatter

  • Architects: Cégep Marie-Victorin
  • Project: Applying Art to Education
  • Location: Cégep Marie-Victorin, Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Emilie Summermatter

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The Paradise of Color in Beijing, China by Atelier Alter Inc.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Article source: Atelier Alter Inc. 

No.12 Middle School is one of the best schools in Beijing. There is a strong need from the neighborhood to have the School incorporate kindergarten education in their curriculum. The kindergarten of the school strives for building the best school of the neighborhood, and the architecture of it reflects its ambition. On top of that, the architecture aims for shaping a unique character for the school while enlivening the area of the city.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Alter Inc.

  • Architects: Atelier Alter Inc.
  • Project: The Paradise of Color
  • Location: Fengtai, Beijing, China
  • Software used: Rhino
  • Client: Beijing No.12 Kindergarten
  • Chief Designer: Xiaojun Bu, Yingfan Zhang
  • Design Team: Xiaojun Bu, Yingfan Zhang, Dehu Du, Zhenwei Li
  • Cost: $864,000
  • Area: 4200 M2
  • Year: 2016

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Kindergarten in Koblenz, Germany by Herrmanns-Architekten

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Article source: Herrmanns-Architekten 

Explanations about the construction of a kindergarten in Lahnstein

The curved building for a new kindergarten is to be erected as a wooden structure with a formwork of vertical wood panels. The intention of the architects is that the new  building is self-consciously integrated into the urban environment.

Especially when building for children, other aspects than usual have to be incorporated into the design process. Who says that a building must inevitably always be designed with the rigid cartesian axes (height / width / depth) as a crate. This is the dynamic structure of the organic building with its curved ground plan for breaking open the rigid geometric shapes.

Image Courtesy © Herrmanns-Architekten

Image Courtesy © Herrmanns-Architekten

  • Architects: Herrmanns-Architekten
  • Project: Kindergarten
  • Location: Koblenz, Germany
  • Software used: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, ArchiCAD, ORCA AVA

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English for Fun Flagship in Madrid, Spain by Rica Studio

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Article source: Rica Studio

English for Fun, founded in Spain in 2011, uses a revolutionary method for children of any age or physical condition to learn English using their five senses. English for Fun is a place for all children to learn. This pedagogical approach is based in the idea that every child is special and unique.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzman

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzman

  • Architects: Rica Studio, Lorena del Río e Iñaqui Carnicero
  • Project: English for Fun Flagship in Madrid
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Imagen Subliminal, Miguel de Guzman
  • Clients: English for fun
  • Contributors: Takuma Johnson, Monica Molinari, Paula Manzano
  • Contractor: Navas 3000. Javier Sastre
  • Budget: 180.000 euros

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Children’s land in Umal Nasser village, The Gaza strip by ARCò -architettura e cooperazione and MCA- Mario Cucinella Architects

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Article source: ARCò -architettura e cooperazione

The idea of building the Um al Nasser children’s center “The Children’s Land” in the Gaza Strip started in 2011 as a response to a call from the local Bedouin community to the Vento di Terra NGO, asking for access to quality health and educational services for children and women of their village.

Difficult areas such as the Gaza Strip are characterized by a systematic lack of urban planning. The decision to build a school complex employing  bioclimatic architecture criteria was driven by the need to use readily available and cheap local resources.

Image Courtesy © ARCò

Image Courtesy © ARCò

  • Architects: ARCò -architettura e cooperazione and MCA- Mario Cucinella Architects
  • Project: Children’s land
  • Location: Umal Nasser village, The Gaza strip
  • Client: Vento di Terra O.N.G.
  • Donors: Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Cooperazione Italiana, CEI – Conferenza Episcopale Italiana, Comune di Milano, Comune di Sesto San, Giovanni (MI), LUSH Italia
  • Year: 2011

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