In a world as grand and complex as ours, it is easy to forget the value of play. Playing becomes the thing that kids do and adults are left with the boring minutia of the day. Companies like Facebook and Google have only recently reminded us that the activity is for adults too. A monumental move, this is about monumental play. Continue reading
What makes a MONSTRUM playground different from your average, every day site? Well, everything! The Danish design studio has spent the last 12 years, reinventing the notion of parks through artistic and design related thematic areas that fascinates and inspires
both adults and children. Continue reading
Stepping into the Red Square, you feel as if you have entered the fantasy candyland of your childhood even though it’s halfway down Nørrebrogade, one of Copenhagen’s busiest streets in the Nørrebro area. This ‘red square’ is not of the political variety. Instead, it’s been named after the red hues that cover nearly every surface. It serves as a playground for adults and children alike and is a place in the city where adults are often seen not acting their age. (Lucky for both, there is soft padding underneath the play structures in case horseplay becomes a little too rough.) Continue reading
Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from around the world. This week we bring you alternative playground designs, retrofitted gas stations, the Copenhagen wheel, and a playful public space for adults.