endo shuhei architect institute: bubbletecture M
jan 29, 2009
endo shuhei architect institute: bubbletecture M


‘bubbletecture M’ shuhei endo architect institute
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‘bubbletecture M’ is a kindergarten designed by japanese studio shuhei endo architect
institute. located in shiga, japan the maihara kindergarten is surrounded by a newly
developed residential area. the structure consists of concrete boxes between each of
the rooms and a wooden roof that ties them together. the shell-form roof is made of
triangular continuous surfaces; its structural strength and geometrical consistency
permits great freedom in designing of the necessary spaces. this structural system uses
2.5 meters wooden beams and hexagonal metal fittings, factory-made and only assembled
on the site. the integration of the wooden trusses and concrete boxes is geometrical but
varied, a structure with rich in expressive effects.

‘open space allows children to play freely. the ambiguity of it
actually stimulates their
imaginations. they can explore their feelings
without restraint. architects should not
create inflexible spaces that
children cannot change.’
– shuhei endo


‘bubbletecture M’ overall view


‘bubbletecture M’ overall view


‘bubbletecture M’


‘bubbletecture M’  – roof detail


‘bubbletecture M’


‘bubbletecture M’


‘bubbletecture M’ interior


‘bubbletecture M’ interior


‘bubbletecture M’ interior


‘bubbletecture M’ interior


‘bubbletecture M’ interior


‘bubbletecture M’ interior


‘bubbletecture M’ interior


‘bubbletecture M’ interior


‘bubbletecture M’ interior


‘bubbletecture M’ interior


‘bubbletecture M’ – maihara kindergarten structure


‘bubbletecture M’ elevation plan


‘bubbletecture M’ plan

more:
shuhei endo architect institute: http://www.paramodern.com

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