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15 APRIL 2013

A history of play equipment design (by theme and by designer)

"Spielplätze sind relevante Orte in der Stadt. Diese Erkenntnis hat in der Zeit zwischen 1945 bis ca. 1970 ein kleine Zahl von Architekten, Landschaftsarchitekten und Künstlern zu neuen Spielkonzepten inspiriert. Die Seite architekturfuerkinder dokumentiert diese Pioniere und ihre Spielplätze und Spielgeräte, weil ihr Ideenreichtum, Zivilcourage, geistige Freiheit und Frechheit faszinieren."

(Gabriela Burkhalter)

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20th centuryad-hocadventure playgroundagencyAldo van EyckAlfred Trachsel • Angel Duarte • Ant Farm (architecture) • architecture for children • Arvid Bengtsson • Bernhard Luginbuhl • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander • Creative Playthings Inc • Egon Moller-Nielsen • Ernst Cramer • experience designexploration of unfolding possibilitiesexploratory experimentation • history of playgrounds • imaginationimpromptu playimprovisationIsamu Noguchi • Jacques Sgard • Jacques Simon • Joseph Brown • jungle gymKuro KanekoLady Allen of Hurtwoodlandscape architecturelandscape designLe Corbusiermake-do playgrounds • Mary Mitchell • Michael Grossert • Mitsuru Senda • NIDO • Niki de Saint Phalle • open-ended play spaces • Palle Nielsen • Paul FriedbergPaul Hoganplace for children • play environments • play spacesplayground • playground equipment • playground spacesplayscapes • Richard Arioli • Richard Dattner • Robert Royston • scriptible spaces • Soren Carl Theodor Marius Sørensen • The Ludic Group • user experience design (UX)

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Simon Perkins
15 APRIL 2013

The Imagination of Playgrounds

"The following images begin with make–do playgrounds (as in the photographs by Helen Levitt, Henri Cartier–Bresson and others), but are followed by some unique and creative playground structures, some of which are mid–century modernist designs. As these images attest, playground equipment can be as simple as a tractor tire or mimic the amorphic abstraction of Jean Arp. So whether you are a landscape architect, a designer or just an inventive kid, all that really matters boils down to one simple question: do children like to play on it?"

(John Foster, 14 April 2013)

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ad-hocadventure playgroundagency • Bob Cassilly • children • climbing structure • Design Observer (magazine) • Ed Kashi • Egon Moller-Nielsenexploration of unfolding possibilitiesexploratory experimentation • Helen Levitt • Henri Cartier-Bresson • imaginationimpromptu playimprovisationIsamu Noguchi • Jean Arp • Joe Brown • John Foster • jungle gymKuro Kanekolandscape architecturelandscape designmake-do playgroundsopen spacesopen-ended play spacesPaul FriedbergPaul Hoganplace for childrenplay • play sculpture • play spacesplaygroundplayground spacesrisk-takingscriptible spaces • sliding board • space and objectstyre swing

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Simon Perkins
14 NOVEMBER 2008

Mud Mosques of Mali

"Within the range of African art there is little consideration for architecture. In the first place, this is a consequence of the non–durability of the used materials, such as adobe. However, the continent developed some remarkable and long–lasting styles. African architecture is a living architecture. As the word is passed on in oral cultures, the essential features of these building styles are handed over from generation to generation throughout the centuries.

Among the finest architectural expressions are the adobe mosques of Mali. The introduction of modern building methods and materials contains a serious threat to the continuity of this style, which needs permanent care. The thousands of small village mosques are the living tissue of this ancient and eco–friendly architecture. Too often they have to make way for new constructions.

This photographic project wants to be a tribute to the beauty of a little known architecture. The use of large format black & white photography reinforces form and structure of the mosques, and reveils their originality. The almost uniform manner of photographing stresses the wide variety in style. At the same time this is a work of conservation. Because just as old men die in Africa, without passing their secrets on to the young who orient themselves more and more to western values, old mosques disappear, while new constructions take their place."
(Sebastian Schutyser)

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2001adobe structuresAfrica • Aga Khan Trust for Culture • architecture • ArchNet • artbuilt environmentconservationconstructiondigital librarydurabilityeco-friendly • hassan fathy • Islamic architecture • landscape design • living architecture • Mali • materialsmosquephotographyplanning • Schutyser • Tenenkou Mosque • urban design

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Simon Perkins
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