29 May '15, 5am

Japan’s Hanazono Kindergarten was designed to keep kids safe during typhoons: Read the rest of Japan’...

On Miyako-jima, a Japanese island 250 miles off of the coast of Taiwan, typhoons are a very real threat. The Hanazono Kindergarten was designed with weather in mind, incorporating features to keep children safe and comfortable through extreme weather conditions. Design studios Hibino Sekkei and sister firm Youji no Shiro , which specializes in architecture for kids , used local materials, such as concrete blocks with holes and red wall tiles, to protect children from the lashing rains and flying debris that often accompany typhoons.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/japans-hanazono-kindergarten-was-des...

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