Project / 2021

AKN Nursery

Forest House in Akiruno

This is a facility that has two functions. One is a training center of Montessori education (hands-on learning and collaborative activities) for toddlers from 0 to 3 years of age, and the other is a playing hall for children of the nursery next to this facility. 

Forests make up more than half of the area in Akiruno, Tokyo. So, this facility was designed with the concept of a 'Forest House’, for both children and adults to cultivate their sensitivity and independence through an interaction with nature. 

This building consists of two square-shaped buildings that are simply designed with timber, akin a forest. Columns and beams are arranged ...





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