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Nov/Dec 2019

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Nov/Dec 2019

AZURE’s November/December edition explores some of the category’s most innovative spaces, from a new model of urban retreat by Ace Hotel in New York City to a cutting-edge concept store in Lisbon.

“In Italy, there is a great tradition of early education,” says Maria Claudia Clemente, co-founding director (along with Francesco Isidori) of the Rome-based architecture and urban planning practice Labics. “But there isn’t really a tradition of kindergarten design.” Until now. 

In addition to being the birthplace of the Montessori Method, the country also lays claim to the lesser-known Reggio Emilia approach (REA), a kid-centric philosophy slowly trickling across the globe. Founded in the 1960s by primary school teacher Loris Malaguzzi among the Lambrusco vines and Parmigiano-Reggiano-producing farmlands of Reggio Emilia, REA champions participatory education, which encourages each child to determine their own distinct learning...

Now, This is Adaptive Re-Use: A Vibrant School Grows Inside a Former Car Showroom

Designed by Labics, this Milan kindergarten Jacarandà embodies a creative pedagogy with steel, glass – and lots of vibrancy.

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