Revolutionizing Playtime

Innovative playgrounds lure children away from video games
Implications - Today’s parent demands that a playground stimulates all the senses and encourages mental and motor development while also encouraging children to engage in the physical activity they too often lack. Designers and architects are paving the way for a new breed of jungle-gyms that delivers more than a swing set and slide. In today’s digital world, only the most inventive playgrounds will pull kids away from their consoles and keyboards.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 93,201 Total Clicks May 10 - Apr 11
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Billboard Playgrounds - The Mesarchitecture 'Double Happiness' Reinterprets Our Desires
SCORE: 6.1
Hot 10,612 Clicks Pub: Nov 11, 10
Billboard Playgrounds
The Mesarchitecture 'Double Happiness' Reinterprets Our Desires
A playground in the sky, the Mesarchitecture 'Double Happiness' installation transforms a billboard into a swing set. Although it may seem like it's all fun and games, this creation actually represents… [More]
Airplane Playgrounds - Evergreen Aviation Museum Wings and Waves Water Park from Recycled 747
SCORE: 6.2
Warm 46,117 Clicks Pub: May 9, 10
Airplane Playgrounds
Evergreen Aviation Museum Wings and Waves Water Park from Recycled 747
The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, home of the Spruce Goose, is constructing the Wings & Waves Water Park and it's going to be a blast. A retired 747 airplane has been placed above the air museum… [More]
Adult Playground Installations - Thomas Heatherwick puts his 'Spun' Chair to Artistic Use
SCORE: 5.8
Warm 12,389 Clicks Pub: Sep 21, 10
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]
Rainbow Rope Playgrounds - Skill Forest Climbing Net Makes the Hakone Pavillion a Magical Place
SCORE: 4.8
Warm 14,641 Clicks Pub: Mar 29, 11
Rainbow Rope Playgrounds
Skill Forest Climbing Net Makes the Hakone Pavillion a Magical Place
The Skill Forest climbing net is a recent addition to the Hakone Open-Air Museum. The rope climbing net is suspended like a colorful spider’s web in the Hakone Pavilion, an architectural marvel made of… [More]
Versatile Mini Playgrounds - The Bugge Lets Your Child Play Without Sharp Edges
SCORE: 4
Warm 6,509 Clicks Pub: Aug 27, 10
Versatile Mini Playgrounds
The Bugge Lets Your Child Play Without Sharp Edges
The Bugge is uniquely designed for your child to play and lounge around in peace. The structure is made out of wood and is circular in shape so that there are no sharp edges that would hurt your child.… [More]
Cutting-Edge Kid Creations - Children Design the Imagination Playground in NYC
SCORE: 5
Mild 2,933 Clicks Pub: Sep 5, 10
Cutting-Edge Kid Creations
Children Design the Imagination Playground in NYC
David Rockwell is a world-renowned architect whose work usually consists of hotels and restaurants. Thus, when Rockwell was asked to design something called 'Imagination Playground,' he outsourced another… [More]
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