Honogodai Christ Church School & Nursery by Takeshi Hosaka Architects

Takeshi Hosaka Architects, whose Hoto Fudo – earlier this year – catapulted them into blogosphere fame, has recently completed “Honogodai Christ Church School & Nursery” an educational complex that includes nursery, primary and secondary schooling. Their mission statement is “to provide an environment where everyone from infants to high school seniors can blend into the lushness of forestry.”


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The school is located in Yokohama; a 10-minute bus ride from Konandai Station.

The rationale behind the zig-zaging structure was to preserve and incorporate all the preexisting trees. You can see that some of them have been “swallowed” by the building to create a total of 5 courtyards. The cubic structure, combined with all-glass windows and doors, maintains a significant level of transparency between different rooms.

Check out the fluorescent lighting on the ceiling. It’s in the shape of a cross.

6 Comments

  1. I love the design of this school.

  2. I love the design of this school.

    • Johnny

      April 15, 2010 at 11:07 am

      Isn’t it awesome? I love how all the trees have been incorporated into the structure.

  3. What an amazing building. I love that there’s so much light.

  4. What an amazing building. I love that there’s so much light.

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