White Rose School / Naoko Horibe Associates

White Rose School / Naoko Horibe Associates

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Takatsuki, Japan
  • Architects: Naoko Horibe Associates
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  204
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Photographs photographs:  Kaori Ichikawa
  • Site Area:726.40m2
  • Total Floor Space:529.53m2
  • City:Takatsuki
  • Country:Japan
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© Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

Text description provided by the architects. White Rose English School is a school for children to learn English conversation as kindergarten'extracurricular education. There was a concern about the street getting over-crowded with cars during the time of picking up and dropping off children, as the child care center was just in front of this English school.

© Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

We set up two gateways which allowed cars to smoothly drive into the school premises and ou. This drive-throuth-style ease the traffic congestion of frontalroad. The design of facade is semicircles rather than complete circles, expressing children's potential in learning English which may lead them to the future and to the world. 

© Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

Design of the front projected portion represents overflowing energy and liveliness of the children.  You can see the children joyfully moving from the outside through the big distinctive semi-circle window.

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Address:Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture, Japan

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Cite: "White Rose School / Naoko Horibe Associates" 02 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/552175/white-rose-school-naoko-horibe-associates> ISSN 0719-8884

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