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. 

 

 

 

etre design: playground for machida kobato kindergarten  

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

 

 

etre design: playground for machida kobato kindergarten

views of the pastel windows and round apertures 

 

 

etre design: playground for machida kobato kindergarten

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

 

 etre design: playground for machida kobato kindergarten

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

 

 

etre design: playground for machida kobato kindergarten

view into the playspace