tomoyuki kurokawa tops pink-hued nursery school with a curved roof of laminated wood

tomoyuki kurokawa tops pink-hued nursery school with a curved roof of laminated wood

the komaoka nursery school by tomoyuki kurokawa architects is located on a sloping site of a suburban residential area of ​​the tsurumi ward in yokohama. the school stands out from its densely populated surroundings with its salmon pink exterior, wooden frame, and curved roof formed by bent beams of laminated wood.

tomoyuki kurokawa tops komaoka nursery school with a curved roof of laminated woodall images by takumi ota



tomoyuki kurokawa architects has built the komaoka nursery school with a multi-level outdoor terrace, sheltered partly by the curved roof, that serves as a playing environment and a substitute for a large garden which could not be secured due to the size and morphology of the site. showered in natural light that enters through various openings on its walls, the interior has a capacity of 60 people and is developed around a central hall located in the middle of the ground floor. with connections to both the outdoor terrace and the nursery rooms, the hall can be used flexibly according to different demands, while it also offers a space where parents and community residents can connect and interact. in addition to providing opportunities for contact, it is a place where multiple activities in the child’s growth process can take place.

 tomoyuki kurokawa tops pink-hued nursery school with a curved roof of laminated wood  tomoyuki kurokawa tops pink-hued nursery school with a curved roof of laminated wood


project info:


name: komaoka nursery school

architect: tomoyuki kurokawa architects

location: tsurumi ward, yokohama, japan

main use: nursery school

total floor area: 379.08 m²

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