Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Beautifuly Crafted Playspaces

Playscapes is a must if you're considering playground design.  You'll find an extensive amount of inspiration ranging from playground history to the most current cutting edge designs.

Here's a little glimpse of what it's all about:
Because it's difficult to find non-commercial playground information. And I find that frustrating.
Because a playground doesn't have to cost a million bucks and come in a box. In fact, it's better if it doesn't.
Because playgrounds are under-recognized as an artistic medium.
Because everybody loves a playground

Be prepared to spend hours there!  It will change the way you think about playground design.

One of the many great finds at playscapes is the work of Artefakty,  a Poland based group that creates outdoor play structures for children (along with many other things) that are not only fun to explore but are also works of art.  If you have the time to look at more of their work (there's a lot more), notice the details, how the roofs are made, the curved forms, the subtle stains.  Every piece is thoughtfully designed and beautifully executed.

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