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Mon 23.4.

Mirror House by MLRP (DK)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 23.04.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

Mirror House by MLRP; photo by Stamers Kontor

As part of the new Interactive Playground Project in Copenhagen, an American-Danish architectural practice MLRP have converted a disused, dilapidated structure into this striking playground pavilion by cladding its gables and shutters with highly reflective mirror polished stainless steel. Completed in 2011, the renovation transformed the previously nondescript, unusable building into ‘Mirror House’ which is now used by kindergarten classes. In order to improve the energy efficiency of the structure, insulation values, sun shading, heating, ventilation and lighting systems have also been upgraded. (more…)

Leimondo Nursery School in Nagahama, Japan by Archivision Hirotani Studio; photo by Kurumata Tamotsu

A number of recently completed kindergarten projects have proved that designing user-centred environments for the more diminutive among us shouldn’t be at odds with creating highly expressive structures. Architonic takes a look at a selection of nursery schools with a grown-up ambition.

(by Simon Cowell)


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Tellus Nursery School by Than & Videgard Arkitekter, photo by Åke E:son Lindman

The Stockholm based practice Tham & Videgård Arkitekter recently realised this nursery school on the border between a former urban/industrial development and a small forest where new housing is being developed. The rather uncommon plan was developed together with the client and is based on the educational principles of the ‘Reggio Emilia’ approach.


Kindergarten Sighartstein, photo by Angelo Kaunat, Salzburg

This play school and nursery near Salzburg, Austria was realised by the German architectural practice kadawittfeldarchitektur. The building, situated in a small villages surrounded by fields and grassland, is characterised by a pictorial, abstract “grass-facade” – an ornament which creates identity and orientation at the same time. The inside of the building follows a strict material and colour-scheme of greenish and natural shades and materials.


Tue 27.4.

primetime nursery school by studio mk27 (BR)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 27.04.2010 - Tagged as: , , , ,

primetime nursery school by studio mk27, photo by Nelson Kon

The Sao Paulo based architectural practice studio mk27, founded in the 1980s by Marcio Kogan, realised this nursery school in their hometown. It is the first Brazilian nursery developed from a program specially directed for children aged from zero to 3 years, based on an exclusive educational concept.

primetime nursery school by studio mk27, photo by Nelson Kon

“The priority was to conceive of an abstract non-stereotypical space with a ludic character that would meet the functional demands of the numerous procedures involved.
Circulation is achieved through ramps and the use of friendly materials such as, the soft floor and operational ergonometry, were fundamental for a safe and comfortable environment where the children could readily develop their activities.
The technical team involved adhered to this same orientation, offering ideal solutions for the best air and water quality, floor heating and balanced lighting.
The landscaping was equally conceived to guarantee the safe interaction among the children.
In addition to using natural materials, the colors yellow, orange and red were selected to create a stimulating atmosphere.”

primetime nursery school by studio mk27, photo by Nelson Kon

primetime nursery school by studio mk27, photo by Nelson Kon

primetime nursery school by studio mk27, photo by Nelson Kon

primetime nursery school by studio mk27, photo by Nelson Kon

Design team:
author: marcio kogan
co-author: lair reis
interior design co-authors: diana radomysler, regiane leão
project architects: beatriz meyer, carolina castroviejo, eduardo chalabi, eduardo glycerio, gabriel kogan, maria cristina motta, mariana simas, oswaldo pessano, renata furlanetto, samanta cafardo, suzana glogowski

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Project partners:
landscape architect: renata tilli
lightning project: marcio kogan, beatriz ennes
structural design: aluizio d’ávila
instalations: grau engenharia
consultant kitchens: gisela porto

to the studio mk27 profile @ Architonic

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