Tokyo Kindergarten – Satoshi Ohtaki

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Education Development in Japan – design by Satoshi Ohtaki

10 Sep 2009

Tokyo Kindergarten

‘into the wall, over the wall’
Design: Satoshi Ohtaki

Plan of a Kindergarten in Tokyo.

Tried to design a structure as a something like a toy because structure means nothing to children.

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The site has a nice view in north-south direction though it is in a high dense area in Tokyo. To keep its open atmosphere, I decided to set structural walls in one direction (north-south). But wall has a strong direction and weak direction structurally. Triangular shape solves the problem of a direction, and gaps appear by weaving each triangle.

Tunnel in the triangle and the gaps are enough large for children to pass, to hide behind. Wall is a wall but also works as a secret corridor, secret byroad and a secret place of children.

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Some wall lines sticking out change its angle gradually to become a slide.

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