Architecture and the Montessori Method

How to Stimulate Children's Autonomy Through Architecture and the Montessori Method

Maria Montessori began to develop her educational method at the beginning of the 20th century. In general terms, the method is a scientific pedagogy that promotes an education that positively contributes to the development of children's brains, respecting their individuality and stimulating their autonomy, self-esteem, and self-confidence.
Although the method was created in the last century, science is currently beginning to test much of the information investigated by Maria Montessori. For this reason, it is increasingly being applied to architecture for children’s educational spaces, improving the quality of children's learning and development and providing them with better tools for their future lives

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Convertible Courtyards House

I find this project very interesting with a movable patio in 3 different positions, giving the house a great dynamism and all the advantages of lighting at different times of the day and year.

Prahran, Australia
Architects: Megowan Architectural
Year: 2013
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Raumplan House

I really liked this clean and essential house but interestingly projected with its double spaces.
"Openings of this house are made,  just like those of a musical instrument, so that it is filled with light, and once that instrument is tuned, we can highlight the movement of the solid light of the sun throughout the day".

Madrid, Spain
Architects: Alberto Campo Baeza
Year: 2015
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Geometrical Space for a Two Kid Family

This house have an interesting living world for the kids. Arched and round holes made in the box were available for the kids to play games and interact with their family members.
The details of the interior project such as the closets under stairs, the materials and colors used have caught my attention.

Yangpu, China
Interiors designers: Atelier D+Y
Year: 2018
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Belas Clube de Campo House

"The glass ground floor establishes a visual continuity with the outdoor spaces. This image of transparency creates a strong contrast with the upper white volume, that through a spiral-like wall creates a large terrace inside and protects the private spaces from the surroundings."

Portugal
Architects: BICA Arquitectos
Year: 2019
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