The Bregenz-based practice of Bernardo Bader raised a wooden wing for a school in Lustenau, a town of the Dornbirn district, in northern Austria. The exterior surfaces of the window and door frames are painted red, visually connecting with the existi
The construction of two preschool classrooms completes an educational complex that has managed to thrive in a Kenyan village thanks to successive charity efforts and local initiative. For the raising of the two rectangular volumes, the project involv
The building’s design adapts to the needs of children: the sloping ellipse prompts them to run in endless circles; the rubber roof prevents injuries, and the underfloor heating using warm air prevents burns that could occur with conventional systems.
The three terraced levels have a porch and a courtyard. The main elevation is a ceramic fabric reinforced with steel that makes it adaptable to three different functions: latticework, ventilated facade, and plinth with concrete panels...
The materials, technology, and available resources, along with the self-built architecture of the region determined the building methods used in this kindergarten, promoted by Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and built by the local community...
A chromatic roof is the highlight in the conversion of a traditional siheyuan courtyard into a preschool center that is remarkable, too, in its openness to daylight and vegetation. The principal strategy of the project involved wrapping the preexisti
A work of the practice of the American Frank Barkow and the German Regine Leibinger, with offices in Berlin and New York, this daycare for children of employees of the machine-tool and medical-equipment manufacturer Trumpf is located within the firm’
Surrounded by high-rises and residential blocks with shops in the lower podium, the project is conceived as a hub centralizing the circulations in the busy area of Darling Harbor, in Sydney. The cylindrical form addresses the need to create an urban
The Tokyo practice of Takaharu and Yui Tezuka designed this ensemble of circular structures of different sizes that make up the Muku nursery school in the city named after Mount Fuji nearby. The circular open plans provide 360º views from any point,
The Paris firm Tracks Architectes, headed by Moïse Boucherie y Jérémy Griffon, designed this kindergarten as an orderly succession of timber constructions with gabled forms, reinterpreting the simple geometry of local architecture in Perthes-en-Gatin
The kindergarten is fragmented into a series of gabled brick volumes to offer a more human scale of relationship with the user. These brick pieces rhythmically overlap to generate an environment that encourages children to explore the surroundings...
Along with museums, opera houses, and national assemblies, a specifically modern type of architecture that developed in the course of the 19th century was the center for teaching and learning. First were the universities, which were updated to serve
A school is walls and masters. Architecture and pedagogy make up the school buildings, and we want to think that their importance is equivalent. It is not so: a school can do without walls, but not without masters.If André Malraux theorized about a m
As someone who makes a living from teaching, I occasionally have the apprehension, while watching my students fiddling with their laptops and cell phones during my lectures, that soon my role will be downsized by digital technologies. Most experts in
Situado en un pequeño parque urbano del centro de Oslo, el edificio para la guardería de la congregación Fagerborg responde a un doble requerimiento: el respeto, por un lado, a la tradición tipológica de su entorno, formada por edificios de baja alt
If our society must regenerate itself, it should start with childhood. The demoralization caused by the corruption of elites, the degradation of masses and the global collapse of good government – what they now call governance – can only be tackled f