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An existing interior volume is translated into a series of spaces for a San Francisco preschool through the use of a strong architectural element. A sinuous wall which defines inside / out, open / closed, public / private, acts as a Rubicon over which children must cross to discover new worlds. As well, the wall can be occupied within its thickness and in its protrusions, to become spaceship or forest as object, dense mountain range or thin garden as divider, and bear cave or ocean liner as container.

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