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