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Posts tagged 'play'

Play is not a luxury – and our cities need to reflect that

Design of our public spaces should embrace children and their development by enabling diverse play wherever possible Words by Amica Dall and Penny Wilson Walking

Opinion

Yinka Ilori creates colourful ‘launderette’ in London

The Launderette of Dreams in Shoreditch is a temporary play space installation using hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks Words by Francesca Perry London-based artist-designer

Design

Turning a fence into a playground in a Venetian fortress

The interactive installation by two Czech practices forms part of the Venice Architecture Biennale’s exhibition, How will we play together? Words by Francesca Perry The

Architecture

PVC perils: why bouncy castles are a design nightmare

Popular with pandemic parenting, the inflatable play-houses are more than just lurid eyesores – their use is bound up with plastic waste and social inequality

Crimes Against Design

Air-purifying playground designed in Warsaw

Powered by solar energy and play, ecoLogicStudio’s specially designed microclimate harnesses algae biotechnology to clean the air of pollutants Words by Ewa Effiom ecoLogicStudio, a London-based

Design

1970s Beijing warehouse transformed into play landscape 

The Playscape children’s community centre was designed by local firm waa to enable a variety of activity-based learning and adventure Chinese architecture firm waa (we

Design

Experimental ‘Play-Lab’ for teenagers prototyped by Matter Design

The design studio created an unusual kit of parts for outdoor adolescent education at The Grayson School in Pennsylvania Words by Francesca Perry Secondary school

Design

Assemble: ‘There’s an idea that play equipment has to do something, but these are completely stationary’

For its Brutalist Playground at the RIBA, the Turner prize-nominated architecture collective has worked with artist Simon Terrill to recreate some of the surreal structures

News

Designers in Residence: Disruption

A law court reconfigured as a TV studio and a bank account that helps you lose weight are among the projects by this year’s designers

News

Editor's choice

Design London makes LDF debut this September

We need to design AI systems free of bias and harm

High-rise greenhouses open in Paris suburbs

Giant pink paddling pool opens in central Melbourne

Ettore Sottsass apartment interior recreated in Milan

Learning centre opens at King’s Cross nature reserve

Rock-like Chapel of Sound designed in Chinese valley

Printmaking Workshop designed for TU Dublin

LEGO launches wooden homeware collection

Virgil Abloh: ‘I’m here to be an inspiration’


Architects

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Architect David Chipperfield is known for his minimal designs

Tatiana Bilbao is one of Mexico’s most creative designers

The high-tech, inside-out design of Richard Rogers

Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

A look at the life of designer-inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller

Norman Foster is one of the early pioneers of high tech architecture

Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum is sensitive to tradition and culture

America’s architect: Frank Lloyd Wright


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Design London makes LDF debut this September

We need to design AI systems free of bias and harm

High-rise greenhouses open in Paris suburbs

Giant pink paddling pool opens in central Melbourne

Ettore Sottsass apartment interior recreated in Milan

Learning centre opens at King’s Cross nature reserve

Rock-like Chapel of Sound designed in Chinese valley

Printmaking Workshop designed for TU Dublin

LEGO launches wooden homeware collection

Virgil Abloh: ‘I’m here to be an inspiration’


Videos

ICON Minds: the future of the home

ICON Minds: the future of work

Sustainable design: Pentatonic x Snarkitecture talk recycled materials

Salone del Mobile: Tomas Alonso and Studio Brynjar & Veronika for Swarovski

New Nordic design

UK Construction Week

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Nendo’s Oki Sato

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality