ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Learning
  4. United States
  5. 2008
  6. Bambinos International Learning Center - Scott Edwards Architecture /

Bambinos International Learning Center - Scott Edwards Architecture /

  • 01:00 - 26 May, 2009
Bambinos International Learning Center - Scott Edwards Architecture /
Bambinos International Learning Center - Scott Edwards Architecture /

Bambinos International Learning Center - Scott Edwards Architecture / Bambinos International Learning Center - Scott Edwards Architecture / Bambinos International Learning Center - Scott Edwards Architecture / Bambinos International Learning Center - Scott Edwards Architecture / +21

  • Location

    Hood River, OR 97031, United States
  • Architects

    Scott Edwards Architecture
  • Principal In Charge

    Sid Scott
  • Project Team

    Lisa McClellan, Jesse Graden, John Froning
  • Budget

    US $2,000,000
  • Site Area

    43 Acre
  • Area

    762.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008

From the architect. Bambinos International Learning Center is an organization which believes that their facilities should be much more than places where parents leave their children for care; they are dynamic learning environments in which children flourish. The facility accommodates 100 children aged 4 weeks to 12 years by offering Kindergarten, Pre-school, Toddlers, Infant and After School care.

The initial massing concept was inspired by a child's toy blocks. The volumes that house classrooms are twisted in plan to create a playful feeling both inside and outside the building. The cedar wrapped boxes of the classrooms alternate with deeply recessed service areas, allowing the identity of each classroom to be expressed on the building exterior while a simple inverted truss roof provides a unifying element in contrast to the dynamic geometries.

A central lobby space flows to a covered exterior courtyard and intersects a single circulation spine which clearly organizes the building. The angled walls of the classrooms create eddies in the flow of traffic and encourages a variety of movement and play. The entry to each classroom is given a unique identity through the use of translucent wall panels that encase natural materials such as leaves, flowers and blades of grass.

Abundant natural light is introduced in to the interior of the building through skylights, punctuating classroom nodes in the corridor and reinforcing the paths of access. Within the classrooms, the children are encouraged to explore the outside world through windows whose placement specifically highlights the ground, horizon or sky.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Bambinos International Learning Center - Scott Edwards Architecture / " 26 May 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/22521/bambinos-international-learning-center-scott-edwards-architecture/>
Read comments

8 Comments

Mwaffaq Rajjal · February 11, 2011

is there any other elevations ?

mwaffaq · February 06, 2011

hi... can any body help me... i have to make a case study about a developing and upgrading children center
can you give me some suggestions ?

Gary · June 23, 2009

Natural lighting keeps the environment cool and the kids calm. The shape of the halls is playful and also helps control the flow. Wonderful building. Well executed.

pradeep · June 03, 2009

quite interestingly used the perspective-geometry.
the space cultivation through this work is really nice

??????? ???????? · June 03, 2009

?????????? ??? ????
???? ???????????? ?? ???? ??? ??????? . ??????? ?????????? ???? ??? ??????????
??? ????? ?????? ??? ???.?? ????? ?? ??????? ???? ???????? ?????????? ?? ??????????? ????????.? ????? ????? ?????? ???????? ?? ??? ????????.

Lucas Gray · May 28, 2009

I love the concept of a series of boxes under one roof. Those interior photographs are a little redundant... is it some sort of design genius to put small plants outside windows or something? I love the material palate though.

Shropshire Architect · May 28, 2009

Wonderful, simple, pure, clean.

L.J · May 27, 2009

Love the simplicity of wood, thanks for sharing it.

···

Comments are closed

Read comments