etre design: playground for machida kobato kindergarten
 
etre design: playground for machida kobato kindergarten etre design: playground for machida kobato kindergarten
may 20, 2013

etre design: playground for machida kobato kindergarten

etre design: playground for machida kobato kindergartenall images courtesy of etre design

 

 

conceptualized as a light-filled garden in which children can freely play, the playground for machida kobato kindergarten in tokyo by local firm

etre design is a concrete undulation punctured with colorful round windows. yellow, blues, reds and greens that create shafts of light among the

curved white planes and enliven the forms that children can slide down, climb or run along. the shape is also fitted with a movable sunshade

tent  that can response to changes in weather, temperature and light conditions. the tectonic and chromatic garden draws its energy

from the children drawn to play there, and is a wondrous facilitator of the imaginative games and exuberant movements within its

sumptuously warped walls.

 

 

 

the project abstracts the idea of a colorful magical carpet into a playground

 

 

views of the pastel windows and round apertures

 

 

children and climb, run and jump under that protection of a movable shading device

 

 

colorful light is reflected onto the groundplane, creating an immersive, polychrome world

 

 

view into the playspace

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