These are a classroom for preschool children and an after-school childcare center in a kindergarten in Yokohama. This is a renovation project of two sections of dilapidated dwelling with shop, which is 40 years old and a two-storied building, to change them into 4 classrooms. The key concept is “SATELLITE”, concomitant with the main facility kindergarten located across from the site and with the hope that this building will become the place like children’s base.
▼托儿所改造自一所废旧的住宅，the nursery is renovated from a dilapidated dwelling
The existing exterior is kept, and we put some skins with dot pattern according to the design image of galaxy. Giving depth with light and shadow, we tried to update the image of former old building. By setting distinctive windows, passers-by can see inside. It makes chances that people get to know the curriculum of this program. It gives brightness to the inside and close relationship to the outside.
▼建筑立面上增加了一些象征银河的波点元素，a dot pattern was put on the facade according to the design image of galaxy
▼造型独特的窗户使室内外的关系变得更加密切，the distinctive windows gives brightness to the inside and close relationship to the outside
Regarding the interior, plyboards which looks rough in spite of natural materials are used. Like a base, everything is kept compact for realizing the unity among the building of interior and exterior.
▼室内空间使用了具有天然粗糙感的层压木板，plyboards which looks rough in spite of natural materials are used in the interior
▼孩子们的游戏基地，a playful base for children
▼一层平面图，plan level 1
▼二层平面图，plan level 2
Site area: 212.19㎡
Building area: 80.37㎡
Total area: 159.86㎡
Architect : HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro、
Project team : interior design farm, KIDS DESIGN LABO
Photo credit : Kenjiro Yoshimi / Studio Bauhaus