tokyo nursery by HIBINOSEKKEI + youji no shiro provides a connection with nature
 
tokyo nursery by HIBINOSEKKEI + youji no shiro provides a connection with nature tokyo nursery by HIBINOSEKKEI + youji no shiro provides a connection with nature
jan 25, 2016

tokyo nursery by HIBINOSEKKEI + youji no shiro provides a connection with nature


tokyo nursery by HIBINOSEKKEI + youji no shiro provides a connection with nature
all images by ryuji inoue, studio bauhaus

 

 

 

this nursery school designed by HIBINOSEKKEI + youji no shiro features a secluded playground that shields children from the passing street. located in a residential suburb of tokyo, the two-storey scheme is organized around this pleasant external area, which is populated with a variety of trees and lush vegetation. this provides the school’s young occupants with a direct connection with nature, something that is often lacking in urban life.

HIBINOSEKKEI-+-youji-no-shiro-SM-nursery-tokyo-japan-designboom-02
the nursery school is located in a residential suburb of tokyo

 

 

 

the architecture is designed to stimulate each of the five senses, with a range of tactile surfaces employed throughout the design. the architects placed a strong emphasis on using chemical-free materials, ensuring the children’s short and long-term safety. see more work by HIBINOSEKKEI + youji no shiro — a team who specialize in the design and construction of children’s spaces — on designboom here.

HIBINOSEKKEI-+-youji-no-shiro-SM-nursery-tokyo-japan-designboom-02
trees and vegetation are used throughout the scheme

HIBINOSEKKEI-+-youji-no-shiro-SM-nursery-tokyo-japan-designboom-02
the design features a secluded playground that shields children from the passing street

HIBINOSEKKEI-+-youji-no-shiro-SM-nursery-tokyo-japan-designboom-02
the project provides the school’s young occupants with a direct connection with nature

 

 


video courtesy of youji no shiro

HIBINOSEKKEI-+-youji-no-shiro-SM-nursery-tokyo-japan-designboom-02
a range of tactile materials are employed across the design

HIBINOSEKKEI-+-youji-no-shiro-SM-nursery-tokyo-japan-designboom-02
internal spaces are brightly illuminated

HIBINOSEKKEI-+-youji-no-shiro-SM-nursery-tokyo-japan-designboom-02
a large dining room encourages interaction

HIBINOSEKKEI-+-youji-no-shiro-SM-nursery-tokyo-japan-designboom-02
see more work by HIBINOSEKKEI + youji no shiro on designboom here

 

drawings

 

project info:

 

name: SM nursery, tokyo, japan
architects: HIBINOSEKKEI + youji no shiro
site area: 1,653.00 sqm
surface area: 622.32 sqm
building area: 978.56 sqm
photography: studio bauhaus, ryuji inoue

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    492,120 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample