I was with the architect of the Fuji school last week. It’s round and it’s one of the coolest kindergartens in the world. There’s a TED talk with about 3.4 million views. Very, very cool. Takaharu Tezuka (the architect and TED speaker) gave me a tour of the school and then a tour of his project called the Woods of Net, which an incredible children’s playground.
“This is a permanent pavilion for a net artist, Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam. The artist knitted the net entirely by hand, which is designed for children to crawl in, roll around, and jump on the net. It was easy for us to see the artwork being outside even when it cannot be exposed to rain or ultraviolet light. We wanted to design a space as soft as the forest where the boundary between outside and inside disappears.”- from Woods of Net