The city of Fujiyoshida in Japan sits at the foot of Mount Fuji with hilly terrains as its panoramic backdrop. Here, the 10,000-square-metre site of this nursery is lush with trees and lakes. This led the owner to have an educational philosophy of “play to the fullest in the nature of Fujiyoshida—in rain or snow, even getting covered with mud”.

This kindergarten and nursery is located on a site lush with trees. All photos by Toshinari Soga (studio BAUHAUS) < > < > < >

To encourage children to explore the surroundings, the architects devised a layout plan that made use of existing environmental features. The building was constructed in an open area to avoid disturbance to existing trees. Furthermore, the excavated soil from construction ...






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