Atago Nursery / Kei Sasaki + Intermedia

Atago Nursery / Kei Sasaki + Intermedia

Atago Nursery / Kei Sasaki + Intermedia - Windows, Arch, BeamAtago Nursery / Kei Sasaki + Intermedia - Facade, ChairAtago Nursery / Kei Sasaki + Intermedia - Sofa, ChairAtago Nursery / Kei Sasaki + Intermedia - Fence, Facade, Handrail, Deck+ 24

Nagasaki, Japan
  • Clients : Seido-kai
  • Equipment Design Collaborators : Seed design Engineer Co.Ltd
  • City : Nagasaki
  • Country : Japan
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Atago Nursery / Kei Sasaki + Intermedia - Facade, Chair
© Kai Nakamura

Text description provided by the architects. The concept of this project is to build a nursery according to the terrain. In other words, instead of digging on the slope and violently placing a rectangular parallelepiped building, we defined the shape of the building along the slope. This building is a nursery for about 140 children aged 0 to 6 years.

Atago Nursery / Kei Sasaki + Intermedia - Image 10 of 24
© Kai Nakamura
Lower Floor Plan
Atago Nursery / Kei Sasaki + Intermedia - Fence, Facade, Handrail
© Kai Nakamura

We arranged seven children's rooms in the shape of a trace of the site and placed stairs at the place where there was a small mountain road originally. The inner wall on the slope side of the building functions as a retaining wall and the walls separating the rooms are embedded in the direction orthogonal to the retaining wall as a rib-structure. It plays the role of both pillars and beams.

Atago Nursery / Kei Sasaki + Intermedia - Windows, Arch, Beam
© Kai Nakamura

The customer's request was to create a space like nature where children can play all day. So we created a variety of natural-shaped spaces by designing architecture that matches the terrain. As a result, this building looks like the three-dimensional and diverse cityscape that is characteristic of Nagasaki City where it’s site.

Atago Nursery / Kei Sasaki + Intermedia - Windows
© Kai Nakamura
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Atago Nursery / Kei Sasaki + Intermedia - Handrail
© Kai Nakamura

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Address:Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan

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Cite: "Atago Nursery / Kei Sasaki + Intermedia" 30 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/915936/atago-nursery-kei-sasaki-plus-intermedia> ISSN 0719-8884

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