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Hongodai Christ Church School and Nursery by Takeshi Hosaka in Yokohama-Japan

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This is a perfect complex facility named Hongodai Christ Church School & Nursery which is designed by Takeshi Hosaka Architects and located in a green area of Yokohama, Japan. Operated by a protestant church, this high school building is surrounded by playgrounds, parks and small hills, to blend a place for children with the green forest. This school building is placed in the forest as a simple grid by wood frames, where the children spend time, steel frames in the five courts play a part in providing better earthquake resistance, in the wooden construction of transparent grid with wooden frames, wooden floors and wooden sashes. Sliding glass doors are the interfaces between the inside and outside. Sunshine filters through the trees into the building and the breeze wafting through the forest also wafts through the building. Being inside the building is just like being in the forest and the exterior of the building also seems to belong in the building, making it possible for children to act as they like.

School Building Exterior design by Takeshi Hosaka in Yokohama-Japan

Morning service is held in the hall on the second floor, and then the children go to their own places. The children in nursery run through the forest and eat their lunches under the trees. Lessons are held under the sunlight filtering down through the trees and picture books are read in the forest. Takeshi Hosaka says : “This architecture is representing a new idea that how we should build in forest. It is not too artificially controlled, I hope this broad-minded architecture between the natural and the artificial will be the place where children can feel free and be themselves.”

School Building Roof design by Takeshi Hosaka in Yokohama-Japan

Hongodai School Playgrounds design by Takeshi Hosaka in Yokohama-Japan

School Building Interiors by Takeshi Hosaka in Yokohama-Japan

Hongodai School 2nd Floor design by Takeshi Hosaka in Yokohama-Japan

Glass Building Architecture by Takeshi Hosaka in Yokohama-Japan

High school Building Architecture by Takeshi Hosaka in Yokohama-Japan

Sustainable School Interior by Takeshi Hosaka in Yokohama-Japan

Hongodai School Garden design by Takeshi Hosaka in Yokohama-Japan

School Building Architecture by Takeshi Hosaka in Yokohama-Japan

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 at 5:57 am and is filed under Architecture.

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