Riverside playground / Noguchi

Photos from a cast bronze (!) model, proposal for a playground area in the Riverside Park, New York City, by the master of sculptural landscape Isamu Noguchi (1094-1988) in collaboration with architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974). The architects had to redesign five times this playground from 1961 to 1966, but the project was finally cancelled due to neighborhood opposition.

pix found @ playscapes.

Check the amazing Noguchi floating fountains here + there

this used to be the future

Fountain designed by Isamu Noguchi for Osaka Expo’70.

”Nine floating fountains”

Fountains designed by Isamu Noguchi for the 70’s World Expo in Osaka, Japan