Shiba day-care centre

Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama



At this experimental school just outside Tokyo, the children are immersed in the world of the arts from the earliest possible age.
In collaboration with the architect, the inspiration for the creation of the glass panels were pieces for piano by Debussy and Erik Satie. Evoking a piano keyboard, the keys in red and white glass give rhythm and movement to the openings and the exterior façade. They transform the inner space through a play of unexpected and ever-changing illuminated projections.

Each window has two glass panes set a few centimetres apart from each other.
Sheets of handmade coloured glass were stuck onto each pane of industrial extra-white glass.

Features: Decorative glass panels
Creation, design and execution: Atelier Emmanuel Barrois
Architect: Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama
Client: Mitsui