Hakemiya Nursery School by rhythmdesign CASE-REAL
Hakemiya Nursery School is a minimalist house located in Kumamoto, Japan, designed by rhythmdesign + CASE-REAL. This project was planned with the request of a nursery school to be not a small school, but a big house. The architects were asked to design a space, which can embrace kids daily activities, such as eating, sleeping and playing, rather than designing a special space as a nursery school. They decided a building to divide the open space into a courtyard and a small playground rather than having one big playground. This reduced scale allowed kids to feel the building like home, and it also helped expanding the varieties of kids activities in the continuous area of playground, nursery room and courtyard.