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Matsuzaki Kindergarten Playroom / Kindergarten playroom

Matsuzaki Kindergarten Playroom
Matsuzaki Kindergarten Playroom

Discipline: Architecture

Discipline: Architecture

A 100-year-old traditional wooden house was rebuilt into a kindergarten playroom. The existing building suffered various issues, such as aging, humidity, and deficiencies in earthquake resistance. Reinforcing the structure and creating earthquake-resistant walls would make it difficult to create a large space for a playroom. The architects found a workaround by simply reducing the building's weight and using only its framework. The placement of an outer steel frame around the older building also solved the humidity problem and issues related to its age. The large space in the traditional wooden house nestled inside a steel building creates a remarkable space where children can flourish.


  • DEVELOPMENT TIME up to 12 months


  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User, Other target groups: Children and Kindergarten

Client / Manufacturer

Matsuzaki Kindergarten

Matsuzaki Kindergarten
Hofu, Japan


SHIGERU AOKI Architect & Associates

SHIGERU AOKI Architect & Associates
Fukuoka, Japan

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