Preschool & Kindergarten Architecture
Carles Broto, 2006 - Architecture - 303 pages
Considering the utmost importance that sensory stimuli have on a child's development, this volume is the result of careful analysis of numerous studies carried out to determine the effects of our built surroundings on the behaviour of young children. "Preschools and Kindergarten" is a selection of 26 preschools from around the world, each a successful rendering of the qualities that make for ideal spots for children, combined with innovative architectural practices. For example, the spaces must be safe, with no toxic substances or accessible electrical installations. They must be calming while at the same time capable of stimulating a child's interest, with materials that pad noise, as well as absorb the inevitable fall! Finally, all technical and ecological installations, such as solar panels, tanks for rainwater collection and recycling facilities, are fully analysed and explained.
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