JOYFUL COLOURFUL UK KINDY

Isn’t this a beautiful transition from a very early 20th century institutional building to a lively joyous children’s space?     http://www.detail-online.com/architektur/topics/villa-villekulla-rosemary-works-school-in-london-gains-a-makeover-025317.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=en-nl&utm_campaign=en-nl

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Alhambra, Granada, Spain

What a beautiful series of spaces from 1000 years ago!

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Award for Aldinga Beach Children’s Centre

At the annual Conference of the Council for Education Facilities Planners International (CEFPI) in Canberra, the Aldinga Beach Children’s Centre was awarded a Commendation. http://cefpi.org.au/awards/2015-awards/2015-category-1-new-construction-entire-new-school/ Jury Citation: The Aldinga Beach Children’s Centre was designed to respond to the early childhood education and care needs of children of this community by providing education and allied health services for […]

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Clever Classrooms

Evidence that simple changes to the physical environment can improve learning outcomes for Primary students. http://www.salford.ac.uk/cleverclassrooms/1503-Salford-Uni-Report-DIGITAL.pdf be patient… it takes a while to load.

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ARE WE TOO SCARED OF COLOUR – BE VERY AFRAID!

    http://backstage.worldarchitecturenews.com/wanawards/project/secondary-school-ergolding/?source=sector&selection=shortlist

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Tranformation and reuse

A dilapidated modernist institutional facility becomes a crisp light filled public space.

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Dalry Primary School in Scotland

I visited this amazing school in Scotland recently.  Dalry is an impoverished region in Ayrshire.  The local primary school was almost derelict. A collaboration between architect, artist and the County Council has produced an innovative, bold, contextually appropriate and beautiful response from a dire situation.

http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/5/7/41536439.pdf

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Beach themed Children’s Centre makes waves

The Aldinga Childrens Centre flooring raised some eyebrows in Europe

https://view.publitas.com/forboflooring-com/archidea-50/page/30-31

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