Path/道空間 6

Spaces of path would effective concepts when connecting several buildings. The client of ‘Fujimi Kindergarten’ wants to place the nursery rooms around the garden. Considering the form of the site, splitting the kindergarten into two buildings is the solution.

YDS Architects intends to express unity of the architecture and flow of spaces by making Engawa spaces of path. Placing spaces of Engawa, Japanese traditional half-outdoor space,  between nursery rooms and the garden, the spaces would be ‘Corridors of Light’.

Glasses at the center of the roof over the Engawa create a line of the light which would give spatial axis to the spaces of Engawa. This axis would guide children, teachers, and visitors to walk around this kindergarten.

These spaces of paths connect nursery rooms and the play ground and it would unify all the spaces. The spaces of paths softly connect and articulate spaces, the natural environment would be amplified so that it would give feelings of vitality to the architecture.

Children would grow up healthy and happily in this vibrant space.