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New Preschool In Japan Collects Rainwater Into Puddles For Kids To Play In
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Architecture, Parenting7 years ago

New Preschool In Japan Collects Rainwater Into Puddles For Kids To Play In

The Dai-Ichi Yochien preschool building in Kumamoto City in southern Japan has a special innovation that lets ‘kids be kids’ – a courtyard that collects rainwater into one giant, clean puddle that kids can stomp and splash through.

Instead of shuttering kids when it rains, this preschool invites them to play. When it’s not raining, the space can be used as a sports yard, and can even be converted into a skating rink in the winter. The school’s open plan encourages the mixing and rearrangement of classes, thereby fostering creative thought and management by the school’s staff.

The preschool was designed by Youji No Shiro, an architecture, interior and furniture design firm for kids run by the Hibino Sekkei architecture firm.

More info: hibinosekkei.com | e-ensha.com | Facebook (h/t: spoontamago)

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LoïcB.F
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Makes me think of the atriums in antique roman houses, with rain flowing through the compluvium.

MihaPashka
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

why does the toilet has glass walls?

SusieKang
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Uh no privacy when nature calls?

Martin
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Its japan: land of tentacle erotica and sale of young girls used panties in vending machines... and those look like the dreaded unisex 'anything goes" bathrooms

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LoïcB.F
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Makes me think of the atriums in antique roman houses, with rain flowing through the compluvium.

MihaPashka
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

why does the toilet has glass walls?

SusieKang
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Uh no privacy when nature calls?

Martin
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7 years ago

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Its japan: land of tentacle erotica and sale of young girls used panties in vending machines... and those look like the dreaded unisex 'anything goes" bathrooms

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