28 Aug '11, 5pm

Elegant Tree Building is Half Learning, Half Play

Elegant Tree Building is Half Learning, Half Play

Watching trees meet untimely ends in the name of construction is heart-wrenching. But Japanese architectural firm Tezuka Architects figured out an elegant solution to the problem of a tree standing on the desired building site: they simply built around it. The Ring Around a Tree project surrounds and embraces a beautiful mature tree, encouraging interaction with the living architectural element. (all images via: DesignBoom ) Built as an additional space for Fuji Kindergarten in Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan, this stunning building blends indoors and outdoors, natural and constructed, learning space and play space. The structure was built to be used as English language classrooms and a waiting space for students who are riding buses home. Half of the building is enclosed in glass while the other half features many levels of small platforms in an open-air configuration. The platfo...

Full article: http://webecoist.com/2011/08/28/elegant-tree-building-is-...

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