Tesoro Nursery School

Tesoro Nursery School

Architect
Aisaka Architects’ Atelier
Location
Fukushima City, Fukushima, Japan | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Nurseries
Shigeo Ogawa

Tesoro Nursery School

Aisaka Architects’ Atelier as Architects

This nursery school for 90 students named “TESORO” (meaning treasure box in Italian) is located in a residential neighborhood in the city of Fukushima.

 

In order to create an environment in which children can play freely, we proposed consolidating their private road into the site. While maintaining the function as an approach for vehicles on the ground, we could put nursery rooms above the road, thereby securing space for a large, open-air play area in thecenter of low -story building.

 

Thisarchitecture opens east for a great view of the magnificent mountains. With interconnected circulation routes weaving together interior and exterior spaces, the building itself is like a giant play structure incorporating a slide, a climbing wall, and staircases of various sizes. And an undulating concrete wall pierced by numerous holes wraps around the building, enhancing security and privacy. In addition to this sturdy reinforced concrete, materials include wooden wainscotting inside and in high-visibility exterior areas, and easy-to-maintain Galvalume roofing and siding in areas exposed to blowing snow.

 

The design also includes as-yet unused exterior spaces that in the future might be sites for rooftop vegetable beds or a futsal court, while the exterior flooring can be converted into wood decks. In this way, we hope that the school as it stands now represents not its peak state but rather a starting point for staff to work toward dreams and goals in a building they love over the next five or ten years. 

 

Material Used :
1. Exterior Finish: (Perimeter) Galvalume Steel Plate,  (Courtyard Side) Ceramic Siding
2. Floor: Oak Flooring
3. Wall: Vinyl Cloth
4. Ceiling: Rock Wool Board

Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Reinvented Milka Guesthouse combines Slovenian alpine tradition with contemporary design
28 Sep 2022 News
Reinvented Milka Guesthouse combines Slovenian alpine tradition with contemporary design

Combining Slovenian alpine tradition with contemporary design, the restoration of Milka guesthouse b... More

The Boiler Room by a/LTA architectes – urbanistes abstractly reflect details of the site's historic Breton architecture
28 Sep 2022 News
The Boiler Room by a/LTA architectes – urbanistes abstractly reflect details of the site's historic Breton architecture

Part of a site with a solid historic architectural heritage, this new boiler room in Saint-Pern impr... More

Naso refurbishes an exemplary modernist structure as a hub for art and sustainable dining
27 Sep 2022 News
Naso refurbishes an exemplary modernist structure as a hub for art and sustainable dining

Located in the heart of Bosque de Chapultepec in Mexico City, Lago/Algo is a cultural hub managed an... More

Perkins&Will complete innovative São Paulo residential project inspired by Oscar Niemeyer and the Brazilian modernist movement
27 Sep 2022 News
Perkins&Will complete innovative São Paulo residential project inspired by Oscar Niemeyer and the Brazilian modernist movement

In São Paulo, global studio Perkins&Will have completed a impressive residential project... More

ACB living by Lighthouse is a dynamic Co-working space that activates the urban fabric
26 Sep 2022 News
ACB living by Lighthouse is a dynamic Co-working space that activates the urban fabric

Set within the small island town of Iki in the Nagasaki prefecture, Japanese firm Lighthouse designe... More

Forest House by Inblum Architects reflects the local spirit of the Lithuanian landscape
26 Sep 2022 News
Forest House by Inblum Architects reflects the local spirit of the Lithuanian landscape

Reflecting the local spirit and context, this reconstructed residential house in Lithuania’s P... More

Gravity vanishes and the unexpected emerges at new wellbeing extension by noa* network of architecture
26 Sep 2022 News
Gravity vanishes and the unexpected emerges at new wellbeing extension by noa* network of architecture

Following completion of their iconic cantilevered pool project in Hubertus, Olang, in 2016, noa* net... More

10 hotels with impressive sunbeds for a relaxing holiday
24 Sep 2022 News
10 hotels with impressive sunbeds for a relaxing holiday

Pools, daybeds and lounges make up the focal point for most hotels in summer destinations. The pool... More