Sunday, June 6, 2010

San Antonio Botanical Garden's Playhouses & Forts

El Presidio Chrysalis
This design was inspired by a chrysalis, the intriguing form from which a butterfly emerges as part of its life cycle. Keeping a child’s imagination at the heart of this design, the fort structure becomes a child’s chrysalis.

Designers: James Haynes, Patrick Winn
Sponsors: Paul & Paula Moxley; R.W. Winn Inc.; Overland Partners Architects;
Roddis Lumber & Veneer; Alamo Crosslink Powder Coating; Muller, Inc. Metal Buildings; Thad Ziegler Glass

Woven Passage

Based on the organic woven design of a bird’s nest, this playhouse creates a sheltered passage for families to use their imagination and explore the world of nature. The open concept and intricate woven patterns blend beautifully into the Garden setting.

Design Team: Cristina Ontiveros, Damian Guerrero, Waqas Bukhari

After seeing images like these I can't wait to see the Playhouses & Forts exhibit at the San Antonio Botanical Garden! From June 26th through October 24th eight unique interactive playhouses will be on display. Out of 33 entries eight designs were chosen. The winners were given $3,500 to construct their designs. All of the creations invite visitors to have fun and participate in some way.

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