the world's most visited architecture website

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

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects


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

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.


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


All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.


Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Kindergarten
  4. South Korea
  5. Yeonghwan Lim + Sunhyun Kim
  6. 2013
  7. The Dodam Nursery School / D·Lim Architects

The Dodam Nursery School / D·Lim Architects

  • 20:00 - 30 November, 2015
The Dodam Nursery School / D·Lim Architects
The Dodam Nursery School  / D·Lim Architects, © Young-chae Park
© Young-chae Park

© Young-chae Park © Young-chae Park © Young-chae Park © Young-chae Park + 24

  • Design Team

    Ji-Sun Park, Jung-ho Choi, Jeong-tae Kim
  • Structural Engineering

    Eun Structural engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

    Hitec Engineering Co.,Ltd
  • Electrical Engineering

    Hitec Engineering Co.,Ltd
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Young-chae Park
© Young-chae Park

Text description provided by the architects. The dodam nursery school is in the typical Korean residential district. It is located on a triangular site, adjacent to the two narrow roads with widths of 6 and 10 meters.

© Young-chae Park
© Young-chae Park

The entrance to a public parking building is right in front of the site and the apartments and houses densely surround it. The view is only opened toward the sharp corner of the site. 

Section C
Section C

The cubical geometry of the building on the triangular site creates unexpected indoor and outdoor space for children. They function as buffer zones for the children’s safety and also serve as playgrounds.

© Young-chae Park
© Young-chae Park

Each floor consists of three classrooms, an office, and a stairwell which are loosely connected through the central hallway. The rooms are very flexible with sliding barriers that transform it between a large classroom and many small playrooms.

The playground is located on the rooftop surrounded by high walls.

© Young-chae Park
© Young-chae Park

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
D·Lim Architects
Cite: "The Dodam Nursery School / D·Lim Architects" 30 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.