30, Jul 2020 | Interior Design
Recent interior design and architecture trends point us to more environmentally conscious and sustainable projects and ideas. Within these trends, there are certain materials that are well-accepted and favoured, such as natural wood. In this article, we’ll show you 5 examples of how to use it in a kids space.
The EcoKid kindergarten, designed by LAVA architects in Vietnam, is an excellent example of how to take advantage of the versatility of wood to make the structural elements of a building more interesting, creating a playful and distinctive environment.
The HIBINOSEKKEI, Youji no Shiro, and Kids Design Labo offices use this type of resource often in their projects. In the AN kindergarten, niches have been designed in the form of small houses scattered throughout the project, while in the KM kindergarten and nursery, reading nooks have been inserted into niches with wooden seats. In the EZ kindergarten, the stairwell acts as a playful space.
Both Atelier D+Y’s Geometrical Space for a Two Kid Family project and The Family Playground, designed by HAO Design, create connections between different floors in the most stimulating way possible: slides.
Designed according to the proportions of young children, small houses have historically contributed to the development of creativity in children. The designs range from the traditional ‘gabled house’ to the abstraction of a home, shaping the space through recognizable elements such as doors, windows, and stairs.
Last but not least, fun can show up on more traditional woodworking projects, adding some playful details. It is also possible to add a touch of fantasy to the beds or tables, as we see in the RMP Apartment designed by the Triplex Arquitetura office.