© Lesley Unruh
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The Barker Associates Architecture Office and 4|Mativ Design Studio situated in a new mixed-use development in Brooklyn, designed Mi Casita Preschool and Cultural Center in collaboration.
An interesting compositions of colors, shapes, light and playful use of scale that induces a feeling of warmth and interest for school children.
The program asked for three classrooms to occupy a large space with 15ft ceilings on the ground floor of the building with a lower level for support programming. The space is organized around an L-shaped trough sink that develops into a social gathering spot and that also serves as a bathroom sink.
Divisions between rooms are made with furniture to maintain flexibility so that the space can be converted for special events including performances organized by the school’s artist-in-residence.