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The Leimond Nursery School / Archivision Hirotani Studio

  • 01:00 - 8 August, 2011
The Leimond Nursery School / Archivision Hirotani Studio
The Leimond Nursery School / Archivision Hirotani Studio, © Kurumata Tamotsu
© Kurumata Tamotsu

© Kurumata Tamotsu © Kurumata Tamotsu © Kurumata Tamotsu © Kurumata Tamotsu +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects

    Archivision Hirotani Studio / Hirotani Yoshihiro and Ishida Yusaku
  • Structural Engineering

    Umezawa structural engineers
  • Mechanical Engineering

    Azu planning
  • General Contractor

    K.K.Okuda Koumuten
  • Client

    Social Welfare Corporation Lemonkai
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

From the architect. This nursery school for children, from years zero to five years, stands on the outskirts of Nagahama city in Shiga prefecture. The school has been planned as a single-storey structure with a feeling of transparency between each of the spaces as well as the exterior landscape and, the “House of Light”,as we call it, has been placed in the main nursery area.

© Kurumata Tamotsu
© Kurumata Tamotsu

What we mean by the “House of Light” are conical, square light-wells of different shapes, different color and facing different directions in the high ceiling bringing in various “lights” into the interior space, changing with the time and the seasons.

© Kurumata Tamotsu
© Kurumata Tamotsu

The children may be able to feel the changes of these “lights”, even chase them and play with them, and to enjoy this gift of “light” in their daily activities.

© Kurumata Tamotsu
© Kurumata Tamotsu

Furthermore, the shape of the “House of Light” may be seen from the outside as its unique silhouettes are outlined against the almost unchanging rural scenery, providing it with a little more character.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "The Leimond Nursery School / Archivision Hirotani Studio" 08 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/156854/the-leimond-nursery-school-archivision-hirotani-studio/>
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serkan günal · April 09, 2013

iç mekan?n, dö?eme duvar renkleri ve mobilyalar? için bu tarzda bir atmosfer dü?ünüyoruz.

Agustín · September 24, 2012

Really interesting zenithal lighting!

angela ferguson · May 01, 2012

http://t.co/nIF5mqWG The beautiful little Liemond Nursery/Day Care in Japan - all children deserve spaces as sweet as this.

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Natural lights, material, color and volumen. Absolutely a beautiful project.

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