Pinocchio, a Place for Artistic Experience for Children in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

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The requirement from the owner of the place was a place to provide artistic experience for children while specific programs required exhibition, experience, book cafe, performance, education etc.

Basically, the design can be imagined like Pinocchio in the stomach of a whale, This house was built in a concept of “a house in a house.” Large rooms were divided vertically in the concept of attic and resizing the scale for children.

Pinocchio-Artistic-Children-Kids Pinocchio, a Place for Artistic Experience for Children in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Arts And Crafts Artistic Work

This place, the “Pinocchio” itself was deserted space for more than two years in its location in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. The architect, UTAA, instead of using colorful and whimsy decorations which we usually found in a kid’s space to attract children, designed the space to encourage kids to roam around the building.

Pinocchio-Artistic-Children-Kids Pinocchio, a Place for Artistic Experience for Children in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Arts And Crafts Artistic Work

Basically, the design can be imagined like Pinocchio in the stomach of a whale, This house was built in a concept of “a house in a house.” Large rooms were divided vertically in the concept of attic and resizing the scale for children.

Pinocchio-Artistic-Children-Kids Pinocchio, a Place for Artistic Experience for Children in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Arts And Crafts Artistic Work

There are so many playful spaces to explore inside, kids can use the book café and exploring each of the “playhouse.” From the “small house” at the entrance to the inside. It’s all interesting and provides a place which children can play,learn and making art and craft. A place where kids and adults can blend and enjoy the green surroundings.  UTAAPhotos by: Jin Hyo-suk.

Pinocchio-Artistic-Children-Kids Pinocchio, a Place for Artistic Experience for Children in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Arts And Crafts Artistic Work

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