Archive for the ‘Playground’ Category
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
Article source: 3GATTI Architecture Studio
Kik Park is a leftover urban area that Francesco Gatti is surprised to see has escaped being built-up and which is positioned at the entrance to the Kic Village, constructed in recent years for the students at the nearby universities of Fudan and Tongji. Since 2005 when the Italian architect transferred part of his professional activities to China he has recurrently been interested in the possibility of designing interstice spaces – as in the case of the In Factory JingAn Six Loft Buildings (2006), where the outside areas of the redevelopment project were treated on a par with a residential and work environment.
Image Courtesy Shen Qiang
- Architects: 3GATTI Architecture Studio
- Project: Kic Park
- Location: KIC VILLAGE Blok8-2, Zhengmin Road, Yangpu District, 200433 Shanghai, China.
- Programme: Public open spaces, gardens, playgrounds, resting areas, advertising supports.
- Chief architect: Francesco Gatti
- Project manager: Summer Nie
- Collaborators: Nicole Ni, Francesco Negri, Dalius Ripley, Michele Ruju, Muavii Sun, Charles Mariambourg
- Client: Shui On Development Limited
- Total floor area: 1100 m²
- Design and construction period: 2009
- Materials: Wooden deck, steel structure, brick walls, acrylic boards.
- Photographer: Shen Qiang
- Text by: Giampiero Sanguigni
Friday, October 5th, 2012
Article source: Mulders vandenBerk Architecten
Mulders vandenBerk Architecten of Amsterdam have completed a playground building in a park in Utrecht, the Netherlands, with a Corian façade engraved with images of fairytales from around the world. The idea of the building is to excite and stimulate curiosity and creativity of the children.
Image Courtesy Wim Hanenberg, Roel Backaert, Wouter van der Sar
- Architect: Mulders vandenBerk Architecten
- Project: Anansi Playground Building
- Location: Peltlaan 130, 3527 EC Utrecht
- Principal: Municipality of Utrecht, department D.M.O.
- Team: Joost Mulders, Chris van den Berk, Robbert van der Lee, Lucas Torres, Cecilia Thomsen, Idette de Boer
- Graphic design façade: Design Arbeid, Amsterdam
- Photography: Wim Hanenberg, Roel Backaert, Wouter van der Sar
- Contractor building: Barli B.V., Uden
- Contractor façade: Roord binnenbouw, Amsterdam
- Start: October 2008
- Completion: October 2009
- Program: daycare/play
- Site area: 9750 m2
- Floor area: 150 m2
Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
Article source: Matthew Hoffman
PLAY is the 21st century equivalent of what WORK was to the industrial age.
TREEHAUS is a breakthrough playspace that rethinks one of the most iconic and universal childhood activities – the tree house – by creating a 3-dimensional, immersive structure that children climb over, on, and inside of, allowing for a completely unstructured and child-directed free play.
Image Courtesy Art Meadow
- Architects: Art Meadow
- Project: Treehaus
- Location: New York City
Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Article source: RS+ Robert Skitek
One of the main design intent was to match the water playground into the landscape. Location and contour of the basin suited to the existing trees were required based on functional-utility program developed by “Aquater”.
Images Courtesy Tomasz Zakrzewski
- Architect: RS+ Robert Skitek
- Name of Project: Water playground
- Location: Tychy, Poland
- Investor: Tychy Town Council
- Project Team: Robert Skitek, Jakub Zygmunt, Szymon Borczyk
- Water engineering: Maciej Papiurek, Krzysztof Wacek, Anna Terentjew
- Completion: 2011
- Project area: 354 sqm
- Photographs: Tomasz Zakrzewski
Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
Article source: de Matos Ryan
London-based practice de Matos Ryan has brightened up the playground at Charlotte Sharman Primary School in Southwark South London with a new play scheme designed to promote dramatic inquiry.
The scheme replaces an uninspiring grey tarmac playground and is centred around two new timber pavilions and climbing wall linked by a brightly coloured abstract landscape painted directly onto the tarmac.
Image Courtesy David Grandorge
- Architects: de Matos Ryan
- Project: Playground Charlotte Sharman Primary School
- Location: Southwark, London UK
- Value: £39,000
- Client: Charlotte Sharman Primary School
- Structural Engineer: Price & Myers
- Building Contractor: Robert Grzybowski
- Playground Safety Inspector: Morral Play Solutions
- Photography: de Matos Ryan