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Brief Published: 15 Apr 2011

Colourful Kindergarten


Slovenian architecture practice Arhitektura Jure Kotnik’s extension for a kindergarten in Ljubljana uses colourful wooden panelling to turn the building’s façade into a playspace for children.

Built in just three days, the structure’s exterior is composed of timber slats that are coloured only on one side. A vertical rotating fixture allows the children to turn the panels, creating different patterns along the façade. As well as acting as a tool for learning and play, the system also limits the amount of sunlight allowed into the classroom.