The Design Home is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
The architecture Studio Domininique Coulon & Associés designed a modern and colorful nursery. This educational facility, with modern, formal character and a playful interior extends over an area of 763 square meters in the picturesque French village Buhl. This educational building is a wonderful example of modern facility that freely and unobtrusively communicates with the rural environment of the village.
The goal of Domininique Coulon & Associés was to develop a facility with a contemporary character, but still in touch whit classical architecture of the buildings in the village, like a castle from the 14th century that is located nearby. The shape of the building symbolically mirrors the bold geometry of the castle and its protective function. The nursery symbolizes strength, safety and protection for children and its shape ensures practical organization of the interior because it allows a linear layout with corridors.
The interior is dominated by a palette of pink and red nuances and protected by concrete fence with perforations through which children can enjoy the colors of nature. The character of the facade is completely transferred to the interior which gets a special light and a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes which is very attractive for children.
(Photo Credits: Eugeni Pons, David Romero-Uzeda)