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We are ready for the new Emmanuelle Moureaux Building!

Hey, we don’t know you, but us, we cannot wait to see the new Emmanuelle Moureaux’s building completely finished!

emmanuelle moureaux kindergarten

For all those who follow CUTEANDKIDS blog, you should know that we love the work of this French-born Tokyo-based architect.

And we love so much this new kindergarten in Fukuoka that we want to share with you everything we have seen about it: from the first model pics at the architects’ office to the construction images.

And obviously, one of the basic elements of Moureaux’s projects: colors. Because this time he has prepared more than 200 color boxes designed specifically for the interior of the Building!

It will be finished by April 2017.

emmanuelle moureaux kindergarten

emmanuelle moureaux

emmanuelle moureaux kindergarten

Before ending this publication, we want to share part of the presentation of his website, for those who still do not know this great, great, great architect:

Born in 1971, France. Emmanuelle Moureaux is a French architect living in Tokyo since 1996, where she established “Emmanuelle Moureaux architecture + design” in 2003.

Inspired by the layers and colors of Tokyo that built a complex depth and density on the street, and the Japanese traditional spatial elements like sliding screens, she has created the concept of shikiri, which literally means “dividing (creating) space with colors”.

She uses colors as three-dimensional elements, like layers, in order to create spaces, not as a finishing touch applied on surfaces. Handling colors as a medium to compose space, her wish is to give emotion through colors with her creations, which range from art, design to architecture.

emmanuelle moureaux kindergarten

Amazing, isn’t it?