Designing Spaces for Early Childhood Development: Sparking Learning & Creativity (英語) ハードカバー – 2018/2/13
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-Reveals the relationship between early childhood space design and childhood development through an exciting selection of kindergarten, childcare, and nursery (creche) designs from around the world -Comments on the best design approach to presenting spaces for children that will help foster creativity, good health and wellbeing in young minds Contemporary pedagogy suggests children's growth and development takes place through experiences. The task of the kindergarten designer and educator is to provide authentic, stimulating and meaningful environments, full of rich and active hands-on experiences that will facilitate each child's access to the natural or human worlds, until they have assimilated everything they need to thrive and grow. This book is intended to uncover the relationship between early childhood space design and childhood development through an exciting selection of kindergarten, childcare, and nursery (creche) designs from around the world. As a standout, the work focuses on the details of indoor spaces and outdoor playgrounds. Each case includes highlighted commentary by the designer, explaining how their work helps children to shape their own personal curriculum. Case studies include interviews with architects that present valuable insights. Highly illustrated in full-color throughout, this book hopes to spark the design inspirations of kindergarten architects and interior designers, as well as outdoor playground designers, on how to design children's education and care centers.
Jure Kotnik is an education architecture specialist, Ph.D. in educational hybrid design from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. As the founder of Arhitektura Jure Kotnik, he has designed kindergartens, schools and children's playground projects in many countries. As the author of several books and articles on educational architecture and design, Kotnik also works as an educational architecture consultant for various international clients such as The World Bank, Council of Europe development Bank, Steve Jobs School and others. In 2012, he was appointed as visiting professor at Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris. In addition, Kotnik was bestowed the Trimo International Award 2006, Plecnik Medal Award 2008, Timber Icon Award 2016, and 2016 Europe 40 under 40-Europe's most important and emerging young architects' and designers' award.