Grimshaw's 'MySpace' Cubby House Lets Kids Design Their Play Space

By: Joey Haar - Apr 28, 2017
References: grimshaw.global & fastcodesign
Grimshaw, an international architecture firm, has recently designed a children's playhouse for the Cubby House Challenge. The firm's design features a modular layout that allows each child who interacts with it to reshape the space to their liking, offering up hundreds if not thousands of different potential formations.

MySpace, the name of Grimshaw's Cubby House Challenge entry, is a cubic frame encased in translucent plastic. Inside the frame is a four by four grid of simple timber shafts. MySpace is loaded and surrounded with cushioned sections that fit within the space of the grid, and kids can move those cushions anywhere.

The playhouse was designed not only to give kids a creative space, but to benefit kids without their own spaces as well. The Cubby House Challenge is a fundraiser for Kids Under Cover, an Australian youth homelessness nonprofit.