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Sticks by Djuric Tardio Architectes

Sticks by Djuric Tardio Architectes

French architects Djuric Tardio have designed a wooden tipi that could be mass-produced to provide miniature nurseries in the parks of Paris.

Sticks by Djuric Tardio Architectes

A screen of sticks would surround the three circular floors of each one, giving the structure its conical form.

Sticks by Djuric Tardio Architectes

Reception and kitchen facilities would be located on the lowest floor, while teaching and activity spaces for up to 12 children would occupy the middle floor and a terrace would be positioned above.

Sticks by Djuric Tardio Architectes

The architects intend for each nursery to be cheap to manufacture and quick to assemble.

Sticks by Djuric Tardio Architectes

See more stories about kindergartens on Dezeen here, including one with a curving concrete orifice.

Here's some more information from the architects:

STICKS is a concept of temporary micro-nurseries concept in series for 12 children.

The idea come from the growing necessity of places in the childhood’s building in Paris and urban areas.

Completely built in wood, with natural materials, without harmful emissions substances. They are equipped with the latest technologies in sustainable and bioclimatic development. This nursery was also designed to be mass produced and low-cost.

The conception was thought to by-pass the classic and complex decisional process. It means that the financial and technical logic is “Keys in hand”. The temporary licence of 6years, allows avoiding the statutory fates which can restrain this type of project.

From a simple socio-urban analysis, it’s possible to notice that gardens and public parks in Paris are placed uniformly in the intramuros and are opened in regular time slots, with curves of influx which are exactly complementary with the nurseries functioning.

For that purpose, it was imagined to install Sticks in unused spaces inside the gardens and public parks of the city, such as traffic circle or residual spaces.

The nursery-kiosk will be settled in a short time because the mass construction wood, made in studio, allows a clean and fast construction site, with very few reversible adaptations of the site.

Kids will enjoy these green spaces in the off-speak hours of public influx and they are close to home.

STICKS is an intelligent system to respond quickly at the demand of places in nursery and they allow children to enjoy the qualitative and unused environment during the day.