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Kindergarten architecture : Space for the imagination / Mark Dudek

By: Dudek, Mark [autor]
Publisher: Abingdon : Routledge, ©2000Edition: 2a edDescription: xi volúmenes, 217 páginas : ilustraciones, fotografías, planos ; 27 cmContent type: texto Media type: no mediado Carrier type: volumenISBN: 0419245200Subject(s): Alquilacion | Architecture -- Designs and plans | Escuelas -- Furniture | Kindergarten facilitiesDDC classification: 727.1
Contents:
An architectural framework for an educational discussion: conceptions and contradictions. -- A selective history: aspects of childrens's culture and architecture for children. -- Meaning in contemporary kindergarten architecture. -- Defining quality: characteristics of space within the kindergarten environment.
Summary: Kindergarten Architecture provides comprehensive guidance for designers, educationalists and client bodies involved in the most important aspects of pre-school nursery design. It illustrates the major issues through key historical and contemporary kindergartens and demonstrates the practical way in which these ideas can be incorporated into new buildings. The author also addresses important philosophical questions: should a kindergarten be designed as a 'home from home' or can more radical architectural forms be adopted? What spaces should the modern nursery school have? What symbolic significance do they have to young children? What special details should be considered to enhance the learning environment? A wide-ranging series of state-of-the-art kindergarten buildings selected from countries throughout the word illustrates examples of the imaginative potential inherent in kindergarten architecture. This revised new edition features two mew projects from Denmak and the United States of America.
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This fully illustrated guide to the planning and design of pre-school facilities for children is supported by a broad range of case studies, drawn from around the world. Both new buildings and adapted premises are covered. Essays on social development and childcare put the projects in context. Based on extensive research, Kindergarten Architecture offers the designer a unique survey of the best designs in kindergarten architecture. Two new kindergarten buildings are added to the case study section and the author provides guidance on the practical implications of recent changes to pre-school education. Contains two new case studies, 1. Corning Child Development Centre, New York and 2. Bornehaven De Fire Arstider, Copenhagen.

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An architectural framework for an educational discussion: conceptions and contradictions. -- A selective history: aspects of childrens's culture and architecture for children. -- Meaning in contemporary kindergarten architecture. -- Defining quality: characteristics of space within the kindergarten environment.

Kindergarten Architecture provides comprehensive guidance for designers, educationalists and client bodies involved in the most important aspects of pre-school nursery design. It illustrates the major issues through key historical and contemporary kindergartens and demonstrates the practical way in which these ideas can be incorporated into new buildings. The author also addresses important philosophical questions: should a kindergarten be designed as a 'home from home' or can more radical architectural forms be adopted? What spaces should the modern nursery school have? What symbolic significance do they have to young children? What special details should be considered to enhance the learning environment? A wide-ranging series of state-of-the-art kindergarten buildings selected from countries throughout the word illustrates examples of the imaginative potential inherent in kindergarten architecture. This revised new edition features two mew projects from Denmak and the United States of America.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword Peter Mortimore & Peter Blundell Jones
  • Preface and acknowledgements
  • A note on methodology
  • Introduction
  • 1 An architectural framework for an educational discussion: conceptions and contradictions
  • 1.1 Definitions
  • 1.2 Playing with a secure world
  • 1.3 An architecture for the imagination
  • 1.4 Benefits of the recent growth of pre-school facilities
  • 1.5 Social aspirations and women's rights
  • 1.6 Unemployment, social deprivation and the television as a pacifier
  • 1.7 Demographic transformations: needs and benefits
  • 1.8 The wider role of kindergartens and children in the city
  • 1.9 Pre-school educational curricula
  • 1.10 High/Scope
  • 1.11 Mature systems
  • 1.12 Summary
  • 2 A selective history: aspects of children's culture and architecture for children
  • 2.1 History and concepts
  • 2.2 Childhood before child care: London
  • 2.3 Educational thought from Rousseau and Froebel
  • 2.4 Pedagogical drawing, Froebel and learning to see
  • 2.5 Maria Montessori, Frank Lloyd Wright, Rudolf Steiner
  • 2.6 Summary
  • 3 Meaning in contemporary kindergarten architecture
  • 3.1 Didactic versus neutral
  • 3.2 Metaphor
  • 3.3 The organic
  • 3.4 Late modernism
  • 3.5 Summary
  • 4 Defining quality: characteristics of space within the kindergarten environment
  • 4.1 Symbolic meanings
  • 4.2 Entrance spaces and lobbies
  • 4.3 Secret spaces: the house within the house, niches, corners and dens
  • 4.4 Kitchens, storerooms, washrooms and lavatories
  • 4.5 The body: water play, baths and pools
  • 4.6 The external environment: gardens, fields, meadows
  • 4.7 Art studios
  • 4.8 Light and colour
  • 4.9 Economy and cost
  • 4.10 The 'green' nursery school: orientation
  • 4.11 Heating
  • 4.12 Lighting
  • 4.13 Summary The Projects Introduction
  • Organic/metaphorical Nant-Y-Cwn Steiner Nursery, Llanycefn, Wales
  • Heddernheim-Nord 'Kita', Frankfurt, Germany
  • Jardin de Ninos la Esperanza, Tijuana, Mexico
  • Borneinstitutioner, Amager, Copenhagen
  • Luginsland Kindergarten, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Bungawitta Children's Centre, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
  • Late Modern UCLA Child Care Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Eckenheim-Sud 'Kita', Franfurt, Germany
  • Greisheim-Sud 'Kita', Franfurt, Germany
  • Centre de Vie Enfantine, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Stenby Personalbarnehage, Akerhus, Norway
  • Lutzowstrasse 'Kita', Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany
  • Contextual Gross-Zeithener Chausee 'Kita', Berlin, Germany
  • Open-Air Kindergarten Annexe, Takarazuka, Japan
  • Scuola dell' Infanzia Diane, Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Bornehus, Viborg Seminariet, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Scuola dell' Infanzia e Asilo-nido Cantalamessa, Bologna, Italy
  • Neugereut Kindergarten, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Illustration acknowledgements
  • Index

Author notes provided by Syndetics

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