tilting train playground

Tiong Bahru Park -tilted train playground

Life-sized tilted train, part of a public playground located at Tiong Bahru Park, Singapore, designer unknown.

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Images by blogger/photographer Isaiah Kuan, found at playscapes


fish play sculpture / Vladimira Bratuž Furlan

fish sculpture by Vladimira Bratuz Furlan

A midcentury playable fish at Tivoli Gardens, by Slovenian architect, sculptor and designer Vladimira Bratuž Furlan.

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previously: Giraffe by Henry Mitchell


henry mitchell giraffe sculpture

Bronze play sculpture in a playground, Philadelphia 1955. Created by American artist Henry Mitchell. (1915-1980)

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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.

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Check the amazing Noguchi floating fountains here + there

rope tents

Tents made of scraps, a community art installation, part of the group exhibition “in suspension” in Zichron Yaakov, Israel. Concept by artists Noa Meir and Tali Buchler. Photography: Nirit-Gur Karby.

out of place

Photo manipulation by German artist Robert Rickhoff. 

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Geopark / Helen & Hard

A playful urban space on Stavanger’s waterfront, upon Norway’s most valuable oil /gas reservoir, the famous Troll field. Designed by Norwegian architect Helene Stangeland and Austrian architect Reinhard Kropf of Helen & Hard, the Geopark is based on a formerly abandoned site, nxt to the Oil Museum and it’s made of recycled and reshaped elements from the petroleum industry.

Architects’ short description on the creation process :

“The first phase was a digital manoeuvre, where the 15 geological layers were partly peeled away and thus exposed creating a park sloping towards both the sun and the centre of the square.
The second phase focussed on workshops with youth groups during which the functions of the sedimentary layers were programmed for activities such as biking, climbing, exhibition, concerts, jumping, ball play and chilling-out. The layer containing the oil of the Troll field, including its drilling wells, became a skating park, while geological folds were used as exhibition walls for graffiti and street art.
In the third phase, the surfaces and installations were created using recycled and reshaped elements from petroleum installations, the abandoned Frigg oil platform, offshore bases, equipment suppliers and scrap heaps.”

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Forest Net, Japan

Permenant crocheted playground at Hakone Open-Air Museum, designed and constructed by Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi-McAdam with Interplay Design & Manufacturing, Inc.

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