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A 100-year-old traditional wooden house was rebuilt into a kindergarten playroom. Existing buildings had problems such as earthquake resistance, aging, and humidity. General reinforcing method required many earthquake-resistant walls made it so difficult to secure a large space as a playroom. By boldly reducing the weight of the building and leaving only the framework made it not necessary to reinforce any structure. Aging and humidity’s problem were solved by surrounding it with steel-framed building. The space where traditional wooden house is nestled inside a steel building could be remarkable and exciting experience for children.
SHIGERU AOKI Architect & Associates