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Omoken Park — Kumamoto, Japan

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Building: Omoken Park
Location: Kumamoto, Japan
Completed: 2019
Area: 67.77 square meters
Architects: Yabashi architects & associates
Construction: CLT

AE Interest: steel frame and cross-laminated timber to create high fire performance, “public space of private space,” large step-like plateaus that carry pedestrians from busy exterior to calm, soothing back

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Written by Jack Wallace

November 20, 2019 at 1:22 pm

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KO Kindergarten — Matsuyama, Japan

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Building: AKO Kindergarten
Location: Matsuyama, Japan
Completed: 2019
Architects: HIBINOSEKKEIKids Design LaboYouji no Shiro
Area: 2220 square meters
Construction: GANTAN BEAUTY INDUSTRY, Lunon, KIDS DESIGN LABO, Bozo

AE Interest: miniature doorways accommodate for size of children, designed so that students would learn 36 fundamental body motions

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Written by Jack Wallace

November 20, 2019 at 1:22 pm

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Honai Children’s Center — Ehime Prefecture, Japan

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Building: Honai Children’s Center
Location: Ehime Prefecture, Japan
Completed: 2019
Area: 2223.28 sq meters
Architect: UmbreArchitects
Lead Architects: Hiroshi Matsuo + Yuki Matsuo
Construction: A&A

AE Interest: integrated childcare support facility, heavy emphasis on wood construction, radical use of apertures, terraced roofing, environmental matching

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Written by Jack Wallace

November 20, 2019 at 1:22 pm

Posted in Built