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A Japanese Architecture Firm Designed the Coolest Kindergarten Ever

Design by Tezuka Architects | Photograph by Katsuhisa Kida At the award-winning Fuji Kindergarten in Tokyo, children run endless laps around a ringed roof that doubles as a playground. Completed in 2007 by Tezuka Architects, the Montessori can accommodate up to 600 children aged 2-6. The continuous space allows children to freely explore, discover and interact with their environment. There is no play equipment installed and the roof is only 2.1 metres tall (6’8″), allowing a close connection between levels. Children can scramble up a bank and climb a set…

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Theres a Garden Contest on the Backs of Japanese Mini Trucks and Its Awesome

Japanese mini trucks or Kei trucks, are small practical vehicles that meet Japan’s guidelines as a ‘light vehicle’. They are popular in Japan because of their manoeuvrability through small side streets and their ability to park in tight spaces. According to Spoon & Tamago, there’s an annual contest sponsored by the Japan Federation of Landscape Contractors that challenges drivers to transform the back of their trucks into miniature gardens. There are few limitations and that has inspired people to stretch the idea of a garden into wild and creative places.…

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This Marble Run Perfectly Synced to Tchaikovskys Waltz of the Flowers is Good Internet

The madman that perfectly synced a line rider course to Edvard Grieg’s Mountain King is back with something new and equally entertaining—a magnetized marble run perfectly synced to Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers”. I can’t imagine how long this took to design and how many tries it took to nail the timing. Bravo Doodle Chaos, bravo. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/marble-run-synced-to-tchaikovsky-waltz-of-the-flowers/

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