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Better Space, better education? Japan's alternative kindergarten (Learning World: S5E41, 1/3) - YouTube
"The architecture of this Japanese kindergarten is striking: it has an oval shape which frames a garden, trees are growing through the roof of the building. Slides lead the way into the garden and animals are part of the establishment. There are no internal walls, so the children hear the noises from neighbouring classes, helping them hone their concentration skills. But what is the purpose of this odd architecture?

Its architect, Takaharu Tezuka, has designed it to fulfill the need for doing the same thing over and over again. Through repetition, children investigate the world: the roof serves as a running track, as a place to interact with the trees growing below. It offers a room to the children where they can learn about the risks of growing up...learn more about this special kindergarten!

What role do trees, plants and outdoor spaces play in a child’s cognitive development?
Can exceptional architectural design make a difference to the way we learn? "
kindergarten  japan  tezukaarchitects  architecture  design  learning  howwelearn  schools  schooldesign  2015  children  fujikindergarten  takaharutezuka 
august 2015 by robertogreco
Takaharu Tezuka: The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen | Talk Video |
"At this school in Tokyo, five-year-olds cause traffic jams and windows are for Santa to climb into. Meet: the world's cutest kindergarten, designed by architect Takaharu Tezuka. In this charming talk, he walks us through a design process that really lets kids be kids."
takaharutezuka  tezukaarchitects  architecture  2007  schooldesign  design  kindergarten  japan  tokyo  schools  education  children  fujikindergarten 
april 2015 by robertogreco
tezuka architects: ring around a tree
"japanese practice tezuka architects has completed 'ring around a tree', a dual-purpose annex building at fuji kindergarden - designed by the duo in 2007 - in tachikawa, tokyo, japan. sited adjacent to the existing school, the structure functions as both english-language classrooms and as a waiting station for school buses."
japan  tokyo  tezukaarchitects  fujikindergarten  trees  design  architecture  schooldesign  landscape  2011  kindergarten  schools  education  takaharutezuka  2007  from delicious
august 2011 by robertogreco
Ring Around a Tree - Architecture - Domus [Looks like something new at Fuji Kindergarten.]
"In “Philosophical Investigations,” Wittgenstein writes that what children and foreigners have in common is the absence of knowledge of language & a set of codified rules. This leads them—in the first instance—to learn through the senses and the body. To give the children more freedom to move around the school, the directors of the Fuji Kindergarten requested Tezuka to design spaces without furniture: no chairs, desks or lecterns. As a result, “Ring Around a Tree” offers an architecture where there are no measures taken to constrain space, in order to liberate the body.

The space created by Tezuka seems to have just two floors, but for the children the building has 6 floors w/ volumes that are one meter high. The compressed spaces, which can only be reached by crawling, further the freedom of movement & ability to use the body as a means of learning."

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fujikindergarten  tokyo  schooldesign  wittgenstein  space  tezukaarchitects  body  architecture  design  kindergarten  japan  schools  education  takaharutezuka  2007  bodies  from delicious
july 2011 by robertogreco
takaharu and yui tezuka - interview with the husband and wife team behind tezuka architects
"what books do you have on your bedside table? t: none - no books. do you read design and architecture magazines? t: sometimes it's necessary, but it's more important to understand everyday life. where do you get news from? t: we're always the last ones t
architecture  design  interviews  tezukaarchitects  japan  fujikindergarten  kindergarten  tokyo  schooldesign  schools  education  takaharutezuka  2007 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Family Style - New Homes -
"When a Japanese couple asked architects Takaharu and Yui Tezuka to design a small home that would evoke the Italian love of food, informal gatherings, and natural settings, the result was la dolce vita in Tokyo."
homes  housing  japan  architecture  design  tokyo  tezukaarchitects  fujikindergarten  kindergarten  schooldesign  schools  education  takaharutezuka  2007 
september 2007 by robertogreco
see Fuji Kindergarten and Houses: Porch (in Dwell), My Own Sky, Sandou, Observatory Room, Eaves, Floating Roof, Jyubako, Shoe Box, Big Window, Observation, Clipping Corner, House to Catch the Sky 4 (and III), Saw Roof, Skylight
architecture  design  homes  japan  practice  materials  tezuka  architects  housing  fujikindergarten  tezukaarchitects  kindergarten  tokyo  schooldesign  schools  education  takaharutezuka  2007 
august 2007 by robertogreco
Fuji Kindergarten [Monocle]
"Architects Takaharu and Yui Tezuka joined forces with Kashiwa Sato, one of Toyko's most respected creative directors to build, and brand, a novel kind of kindergarten in Tachikawa, a suburban area of Tokyo. Monocle's Asian Bureau Chief Fiona Wilson repor
architecture  children  schools  education  schooldesign  learning  lcproject  japan  tokyo  design  fujikindergarten  tezukaarchitects  kindergarten  takaharutezuka  2007 
august 2007 by robertogreco
Domusweb | FEATURES | Giant kindergarten
"A large oval kindergarten Tokyo, Fuji Kindergarten. Project by Takaharu and Yui Tezuka. Photography by Gaia Cambiaggi Architecture as seen by children"
architecture  children  schools  design  schooldesign  japan  tokyo  play  learning  space  education  lcproject  fujikindergarten  tezukaarchitects  kindergarten  takaharutezuka  2007 
april 2007 by robertogreco

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