Archive for the ‘Day Care Centres’ Category
Many stay-at-home moms often consider watching other children in their homes to earn some extra money for their family. For those who not only take the idea seriously, but turn it into a business, the result is an in-home day care. Most licensed in-home day cares have to have a separate area for the children. If you are establishing a new in-home day care or would like to give yours a face lift, try some of the decorating ideas below to get you started.
The first thing that you want to do when designing an in-home day care space is to make it colorful and appealing to the children who will be in it. You can choose from a primary color palette that makes ample use of red, blue and yellow or go with a softer, more neutral color palette that focuses on white, brown and blue. No matter what color scheme you feel most comfortable with, make sure that the accent pieces that you plan to use, like the beautiful dragonfly metal art that is perfect for the science nook, match the chosen colors.
Dalian Preschool – China
Architects: Debbas Architecture
Location: Dalian, China
Client: YIDA Group
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Debbas Architecture
Ok, I admit it, this is definitely interesting, but I don’t know… a kindergarten? Does this shape get to you to think about a preschool? Although this unique project benefits from the collaborative expertise and design criteria from two early childcare professionals: the International Child Resource Institute (ICRI) based in the United States and Kinderland based in Singapore, the final result is somewhat disputable. “Combining the highest standards in the world with the complex local requirements of China, the program and resulting architecture offers children one of the most unique and comprehensive environments for learning and subsequently flourishing as individuals.”
Architects: Drost + van Veen architecten
Location: De Uithof, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Client: Skohold BV
Project Area: 520 sqm
Project year: 2003
Photographs: Drost + van Veen architecten
The new building is a playful design, joyful and with a lot of colour. It overlooks the grazing sheep in the meadow. Next to the building, to the left, there is a characteristic old farm, a monument, with a thatch roof, on the right, a wooden cowshed.
The new building is conceived as a contemporary type of farm, in form, material and construction (steel structure). The coloured facade and the aluminium roof contrast the rustic environment. The silhouette of the pointed roof refers to the existing farm building. Towards the back of the building, it transforms into a modernistic, functional building, with a flat roof, instead of a farm.