I love the work of Japanese architects Suppose Design. Scouring through their website I found these concept images. Unfortunately I can't find any information on them.
A miniature suburb? A scattering of playhouses? Or rooms within a room?
The concept of using rooms within rooms is a concept that has frequently been adopted by architects when designing children's spaces. A tool that allows for the break down of space or scale providing children with smaller, cosier spaces to call their own.
Adopting the metaphor of a small town has also been a popular approach when designing early childhood centres - giving children a sense of belonging to a community and preparing them with life skills for dealing with the 'real world'.
Here, each mini 'house' exhibits a different form and materiality (I like the one with the blackboard surface).
Soft, colourful mats (furnishings) makes for a comfortable play surface within the 'play-house'.
Deep inset windows provides a ledge for sitting on and socialising.
An interesting initial concept... Now I would love to see it realised!
Via Suppose Design Office.