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.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.