HIDE & SEEK is a private training school in the downtown area of Kunming. Due to students’ ages are generally between 5 and 15, the designer is aimed to create a joyful area to bring back a sense of intimacy and inspire children’s curiosity, rather than a uniform and solemn general school. Moreover, it can offer a series of private environment for teaching while sharing and communicating.
The designer regards different function space as different “boxes”，such as classrooms, research centers, offices, consulting rooms，and etc. Or large or small, or semi-open or completely closed, or sinking or floating. The design explore the potential as possible from every aspects. The inner wooden path makes the different sizes “box” become a whole part. On both the plane and the space, there is a staggered building shape, forming compounds of different scales on campus’ experience. It’s clear and unambiguous to lead people go ahead. Such interesting and friendly spaces, are interconnected to give the children an open, quiet and comfortable ambience, seeking to trigger their interaction and communication.
The inner path starts from office, and walking on the path, a completely open french window on the side of aisle so that there is an unobstructed view of the ladder room inside the “box”. In addition, in the perspective of space, the box increases the visual sense of extension and makes space with richer level. Several rows of seats to facilitate parents and guests to observe the lessons outside the classroom. Then, a cross road leads to two directions. On the one hand, it leading to the offices on the second floor, on the other hand, a small square connected to five classrooms. Classrooms have various uses, such as a projection classroom with 270 degrees of arc,a experimental classroom with plan, a multimedia interactive computer classroom, a round classroom for babys and a debating classroom.
White terazazo and white oak was extensively used as the main materials which contribute to a simple and quiet atmosphere. The design wants to pay more attention to the relationship between the children and the whole space. Children can coulorful these classrooms at different times of the day.
▲剖面图A SECTION A
村城 THE VILLAGE
树屋 THE TREEHOUSE
桥院 THE BRIDGE & THE COURTYARD