- Justin Foo, B.Arch. 2018
- Hometown Singapore, Singapore
- Class ARCH 1102 Design II (First-Year Studio)
- Instructor Associate Professor Val Warke
Visiting Assistant Professor Iñaqui Carnicero
The Adalaj Preschool operates on two scales: the narrow, formalized spaces for learning managed by adults and the shaded, subterranean playground where the child is king. Corridors, rooms, walls, and floors are always articulated from each other. This allows the teachers to supervise the children on the lower levels while utilizing Adalaj's long daylight hours to illuminate the spaces below. The body and view are constantly compressed between cracks of concrete before being released at the abyssal well. The preschool was reimagined as a place of fearless discovery, as well as an homage to Adalaj's history and to the elemental forces of Mother Earth.