FAST VUT - Faculty of Civil Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Department of Architecture
The main idea was to create a minimalistic and functional interior for the small 2 groups kindergarten. The building site was not very big, so it was necessary… more
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Interesting project! The plan is moderately compact with direct accessibility to reach the rooms. It is also a good strategy to keep the children controlled easily. There is a bit of advice to modify the floor plan that might be optimized to let the natural light reach insight by swapping the children's toilet with the changing room. So that the children can also watch outside and feel the daily natural ambiance, it will give them a good psychological. Also, toilet engineering is more simple and efficient to be maintained. In addition, the site plan is necessary to present that helps us explore potential things surrounding the building.
There is interesting to discuss the word "natural color" in terms of interior for children. The nature of children's souls is identic with dynamic, much variety, feely, expressive and active. So, to present those characteristics, the interior color must be improved with a colorful scheme. Putting the decorative pattern on the wall or floor, depending on the rooms, will provide a good ambiance for them. Good luck with the next project!
Dear Mr. Isrefidianto, thank you for your feedback! I'm very glad to hear that you like my project. Your opinion and advice you gave are very important for me. Actually, according to how the children flow is organized in kindergarten, it wasn't really possible to swap the toilet and the changing room, though I also wanted to do it. But I believe in my next project I will do better! Thank you again, your feedback helps me to improve! Valentina
I should start by saying how much I appreciate your project. It is crucial that we keep the little ones in mind. I have the impression that the project is well-balanced, closely in line with nature, and barrier-free. I appreciate how you consider practicalities and provide roomy play areas for kids while using natural materials. The lovely radiating heat from the floor in the common area would, in my opinion, be appreciated by the kids and would benefit them during their afternoon naps as well as their shared games. In this room, I would use underfloor heating. Under the floating floor in this instance, we can provide heating cables, heating mats, or heating foils. I would want to suggest heating the study space from the ceiling down. Here, radiant panels or heating foils installed immediately beneath the plasterboard might work better. Always determine the room's heat loss before deciding on radiant heating, and then complete the space with an appropriate addition. You can get in touch with me if you're interested in learning more about heating, and I'll be pleased to assist you.
Dear Roman Janda,
thank you very much for your feedback, I really appreciate your professional advice. In this project I was thinking a lot about the heating as it's very important for little children. I didn't know it's better to heat the study room from the ceiling, but now I'll keep that in mind in my future projects! I'm also thankful for for your offer of a future assistance.
In this kind of buildings, safety comes firts. The glazed constructions that have no window sill (reaching the floor) must have safety glass.
I don't know what types of openings have you considered (balcony door, sliding door,...), but please pay attention on the weights of the opening parts. For balcony door the maximum weight is 250 kg, for sliding door maximum weight of one vent is 400 kg - in this case more weight means more force to open. So please think of the teachers and design the opening parts for comfortable control.
you need to consider to height of children in bathrooms for WC and washbasin. And faucets has to have integrated or external thermostats. If there are no thermostats, you put children in the risk to burn them self by hot water.