Tag Archives: places for play

Playful creatures in the Azores

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Featured at this year’s Walk&Talk festival on the island of São Miguel in the Azores, Moradavaga took inspiration from the rich sea life that exists in and around the Atlantic archipelago to produce a site specific piece of interactive art. “Vernie” the giant squid,  served as a communicative playful tool for passersby of all ages at Portas do Mar in the city of Ponta Delgada.  Continue reading

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Play this giant xylophone in London

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London-based pH+ created the temporary structure for the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy (LCCCP)for this year’s edition of the London Festival of Architecture. The pavilion features walls covered in copper pipes, allowing the building to function as a huge xylophone.  The xylophone-like surfaces frame a pathway that forms the pavilion’s perimeter. Children are invited to pick up small mallets at the entrance, allowing them to make music by striking the walls.

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Colourfull-court press

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Ill-Studio has collaborated with French fashion brand Pigalle to create a multicoloured basketball court between a row of buildings in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. Panels of blue, white, red and yellow ethylene propylene diene monome (EPDM) rubber – a synthetic material commonly used in playground and sports areas – have been applied to the floor. Continue reading

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Weekly Review

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Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you the importance of putting pedestrians at the centre of urban design,  encouraging kids to be silly and bridging the gap to good design by using a city’s elevated infrastructure to create great public spaces.

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OpenCity Weekly Review

14220746316_3218176f12_zHere’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you the controversial gentrification of San Francisco’s Mission District, creating temporary community spaces with instant playgrounds and creating a new experience while waiting for the crosswalk.  Continue reading

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