Adult Playgrounds

Play areas designed for grown-ups help to alleviate stress
Implications - Who says jungle gyms are meant only for children? Adults need some playtime too. Designers are incorporating these grown-up jungle gyms into architecture and public spaces, offering the on-the-go consumer the opportunity to let loose and forget about everyday nuisances. Today’s consumer isn’t afraid to get in touch with his inner child, and with the fast-paced and hectic world in which we live, accessible adult-oriented playgrounds may be just what it takes to relieve stress.
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Public Hammock Houses - Flederhaus by Heri & Salli is a Vertical Park of Repose
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Public Hammock Houses
Flederhaus by Heri & Salli is a Vertical Park of Repose
In general the vertical hierarchy of the urban environment opens the lower levels of buildings and outdoor spaces to the public, but the Flederhaus by Heri & Salli changes this dramatically. Of course,… [More]
Playground Buildings - The Technische Universitat Slides are a Great Alternative to Stairs
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Hot 18,951 Clicks Pub: Dec 24, 10
Playground Buildings
The Technische Universitat Slides are a Great Alternative to Stairs
If I chose to pursue secondary education in Germany, it would have been solely based on the Technische Universitat slides you see before you now. Forget the moving staircases at Hogwarts, who wouldn't… [More]
Adult Playground Installations - Thomas Heatherwick puts his 'Spun' Chair to Artistic Use
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Adult Playground Installations
Thomas Heatherwick puts his 'Spun' Chair to Artistic Use
Sometimes a good idea can go quite the distance, just ask Thomas Heatherwick. You may have heard about his 'Spun' chair before, but this art installation takes furniture design up a notch. Located in… [More]
Subway Slides - HIK Ontwerpers Gives City Commuters a Post-Transit Thrill
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Subway Slides
HIK Ontwerpers Gives City Commuters a Post-Transit Thrill
The engineers at Dutch design firm HIK Ontwerpers clearly know how boring, stressful and generally uncomfortable commuting can be. Why not inject some childish bemusement into the whole process? Installed… [More]
Sliding NYC Condos - Turett Collaborative Architect Brings the Playground to This Fun-Filled Home
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Mild 4,511 Clicks Pub: Mar 8, 11
Sliding NYC Condos
Turett Collaborative Architect Brings the Playground to This Fun-Filled Home
When Turett Collaborative Architect was asked to combine two apartments together, they decided to take a fun approach to the challenge. Turett Collaborative Architect has cleverly incorporated a stainless… [More]
Elevated Summer Wonderlands - The JDS Architects Rooftop Playground Promotes Green Living
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Mild 4,190 Clicks Pub: Jun 29, 11
Elevated Summer Wonderlands
The JDS Architects Rooftop Playground Promotes Green Living
If the idea of a green roof amazes you, then this JDS Architects Rooftop Playground will blow your mind. The rooftop wonderland is located in Copenhagen, Denmark and is based on the idea of utilizing all… [More]