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20/12/2017

Masahiko Fujimori, Morinoie nursery school in Sendai (Japan)

 
In the center of the Japanese city of Sendai, capital of Miyagi Prefecture, the young studio of Masahiko Fujimori, opened in 2013, has built a nursery school in an area undergoing urban change, with the objective of turning it into a residential district with lots of potential for development.

The school seeks to have an ‘urban style’ and tries to foster the children’s curiosity, creativity, and connection with the local community, so the main facade presents a series of windows that protrude from the wall surface, with frames that in form recall the typical child’s drawing of a house. These protrusions leave extra play space inside, while outside, the colored boxes of reinforced concrete give the building a positive symbolic image for the town.
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