'Casa de Magalhaes' is a nursery school that is part of a public complex on the outskirts of the town of Pereira de Araujo, Portugal. The complex, which includes the nursery school and an elderly care home, comprises strikingly modern design that alternates between sharp, monolithic shapes in the buildings themselves and smooth, gentle curves that make up the design aspects surrounding them.
One of the most notable aspects of the Casa de Magalhaes school is its lawn. The lawns are surrounded by an artistic fence made up of vertical slats without any horizontal crossbeams, and they are arranged in the shape of a clover when viewed from afar. This natural inspiration stands in contrast to the extremely white buildings themselves.
Clover-like Modern Lawns
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