Educational architecture: Montessori School Fuji Kindergarten in Tokyo/ Japan by Takaharu + Yui Tezuka Architects


The building of Fuji Kindergarten is with the oval roof, where children can run on the top, sit there and even enjoy the view to the circular open-plan space down inside. How is it save for the kids? Aren’t parents and teachers afraid that a simple child curiosity can make only trouble for such an open place?


There are 640 children every year. There has never been a trouble since the building was completed 2007.



How does the interior design and architecture of the Kindergarden influence its atmosphere?


We don’t see interior design in this architecture. We designed a situation where children can find the way to learn themselves.



How often on your opinion people are ready to experiment with some new and unusual design things?


We found most people understand what we are trying to do. There may be a small number of people who don’t understand our idea, but they don’t come to us.



What was the ultimate goal for this particular project?


There is no goal. This is continuous process.





On your opinion what is the difference between good and great architecture for kids?


There is no difference between great and good. If the architecture is not good, the one can’t be great.



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