Collection by Miyoko Ohtake

More Favorite Play! Spaces


Our September 2011 issue is about to hit newsstands, but we're not finished celebrating play (the theme of our July/August 2011 issue). Earlier this week we featured five fantastic projects from the new Gingko Press book Play! Indoor and Outdoor, and here we highlight five more favorites from the 58 projects included in the book.

At the Nursery School in Covolo di Pederobba by C+S Associati, color takes on more than just a decorative element.
The color coding of the Nursery School in Covolo di Pederobba in Italy continues on the exterior, where red signifies...
How fun is the Tuka-Tuka-Land kindergarten in Germany? Designed by Die Baupiloten, the building features irregular...
The climbing structures' soft yellow padding and oak framing continue on the inside of the Tuka-Tuka-Land kindergarten...
Die Baupiloten also designed the Familienservice School in Berlin, located in a converted floor of an office building.
In Tromsø, Norway, 70°N Arkitektur designed a series of six kindergartens based on the same guiding principles.
Several of the Tromsø kindergartens feature hinged walls, like the one shown here.
In the Shiga Prefecture of Japan, Endo Shuhei Architect Institute designed Bubbletecture M, this stunning kindergarten.
The triangular geometry used in the design of Bubbletecture M provides beautiful interior spaces and a strong...
The dome that forms the pivot point between the two arms of the kindergarten is this auditorium and gathering space.

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