Archinect - News 2016-08-27T22:41:56-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149965085/first-look-at-mad-s-newly-built-clover-house First look at MAD's newly built Clover House Justine Testado 2016-08-24T18:02:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T12:16:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gy/gy7slu7ekgpu06uj.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over one year after its groundbreaking ceremony, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD</a>'s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127791434/mad-blurs-boundaries-with-the-clover-house-kindergarten-and-teacher-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clover House</a> is now complete. Built next to a rice paddy field in Okazaki, the family-run kindergarten marks MAD's first project in Japan. Siblings Kentaro and Tamaki Nara, who originally operated the kindergarten from their family's two-story house,&nbsp;commissioned MAD to redesign the home into a new kindergarten that can provide a nurturing learning environment.</p><p>Wrapped in a white exterior shell, the Clover House's organic form and haphazardly placed windows are meant to evoke a sense of playfulness, as if it were&nbsp;&ldquo;designed from a child's point of view,&rdquo; stated MAD founder Ma Yansong.&nbsp;&ldquo;We wanted to create a playful piece of architecture that would stay in the memory of the kids when they have grown up.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xo/xoo4qick9ob8b6r5.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/63/63pr2troe37vucng.jpg"></p><p>During special occasions and school activities, the kids can doodle on the exterior shell as a way to create memories of their time there,&nbsp;MAD partner and Clover House lead architect Yosuke Hayano <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127791434/mad-blurs-boundaries-with-the-clover-house-kindergarten-and-teacher-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously told</a> Archinect. Students...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127791434/mad-blurs-boundaries-with-the-clover-house-kindergarten-and-teacher-housing MAD blurs boundaries with the Clover House kindergarten and teacher housing Julia Ingalls 2015-05-23T11:06:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T04:51:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nu/nubpsh6jv52nb228.jpg" width="514" height="231" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Exterior becomes interior, public space overlaps with private space, and society is integrated into nature: or is it? These are but a few of the concepts seemingly behind the design of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD</a>'s Clover House, a Kindergarten adjacent to a Japanese rice paddy field that also serves as a private residence for the teachers of the school at night. The house had its official groundbreaking on May 13th, and has attracted international press attention for its undulating paper-like shell and innovative spatial configuration.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yd/yd8f5uvnd6qo24qe.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ot/otroqsifnzmuc7f7.jpg"></p><p>Built over a pre-existing 105 square meter row-house, the MAD design incorporates the existing wooden mass-produced home by removing its walls and draping a new exterior over the frame. This purposefully fosters a sense of community among the schoolchildren, which is in keeping with the school's stated mission to create openness and emotional bonds between its students.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k0mbn6dfoomx22x7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ks/ks3imhzesogg0hey.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6y/6y6odkwmmugd68zp.jpg"></p><p>But is the design itself actually articulated and reflective of its surroundings, or is it just another flas...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82599705/pixy-hall-by-moriyuki-ochiai-architects PIXY HALL by Moriyuki Ochiai Architects Justine Testado 2013-09-24T13:54:00-04:00 >2013-09-24T14:08:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v4/v4hmpqujyysqwig8.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>PIXY HALL by Moriyuki Ochiai Architects is an engaging multi-purpose space in Kanagawa, Japan for kindergarteners to play and learn. The project won the Japan Kids Design Award in 2010. The playground's brightly colored shapes and tiny spaces to climb under and over look like plenty of fun for the little ones, while its overall clean and simple aesthetic would probably look cool to anyone at any age.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/60926424/cobe-and-nord-architects-win-copenhagen-s-prinsessegade-kindergarden COBE and NORD Architects Win Copenhagen’s Prinsessegade Kindergarden Alexander Walter 2012-11-07T19:05:00-05:00 >2012-11-08T17:09:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/wejx36cgjvg2jvuy.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Danish architecture firms COBE and NORD have won the competition for the largest daycare center in all of Denmark. The complex "Prinsessegade Kindergarden and Youth Club" in the heart of Copenhagen wil be second home to 618 children and young people. Landscape architects PK3 and engineering firm Grontmij collaborated on the concept.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/6213616/winning-kindergarten-mavrica-in-bre-ice-slovenia Winning Kindergarten “Mavrica” in Brežice, Slovenia Paul Petrunia 2011-05-13T13:59:17-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m0/m0489dqfy8lw4otp.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Among 64 submissions, a team of Slovenian architects was assigned the 1st prize in the open competition for the kindergarten &bdquo;Mavrica&ldquo; in the small town of Bre&#382;ice, Slovenia. The municipality of Bre&#382;ice in cooperation with the Chamber of Architecture and the Spatial Planning of Slovenia had invited applications for this public project. The winning team comprises Ljubljana architects Breda Bizjak, Lidija Dragi&scaron;i&#263; M.A., Katja Florjanc, Emir Jelki&#263;, and Ajda Vogelnik Saje.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>