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25 Contemporary Playgrounds

From Plush Penthouse Playgrounds to Recycled Machinery Playgrounds

— February 4, 2014 — Art & Design
These contemporary playgrounds, which feature sleek architectural designs, are serving to revolutionize the way children play outdoors.

While playgrounds are often associated with outdoor play areas that offer children physically engaging equipment, modern architects are changing up that traditional design by incorporating more of a contemporary twist. Featuring modern features such as minimalist design, industrial material and futuristic references, these contemporary playgrounds are serving to attract more than just children with their creative architectural inspirations. From playgrounds designed with recycled machinery to those that feature abstract geometric shapes, these contemporary designs are changing up the way outdoor areas are displayed.

Transforming traditional outdoor structures, these contemporary playgrounds are turning simple child play areas into wonderfully enticing and abstract architectural designs.

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Destructive Giant Lizard Playgrounds
Destructive Giant Lizard Playgrounds
This Giant Godzilla Playground in Japan is Mutated Lizard Fun
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Plush Penthouse Playgrounds
Plush Penthouse Playgrounds
JDS Architects Decorates Rooftops
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Peppy Playground Boutiques
Peppy Playground Boutiques
The Martin Margiela Store Gets Playful and Sporty
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22
Communal Recreational Structures
Communal Recreational Structures
Van Rooijen Architects' Playground Building is Bright & Colorful
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Recycled Machinery Playgrounds
Recycled Machinery Playgrounds
The 'Kinderparadijs Meidoorn' Fun Zone Winds Kids Up
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Impromptu Playgrounds
Impromptu Playgrounds
These Pop-up Parks are Beautifying New York One Block at a Time
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Funky Funhouse Architecture
Funky Funhouse Architecture
The Factoria Joven Skate Park is Bright and Complex
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Modular Interior Playgrounds
Modular Interior Playgrounds
The Sjotorget Kindergarten by Rotstein Arkitekter Drives Creativity
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Waterfront Playgrounds
Waterfront Playgrounds
The Brewery Site in Copenhagen Will Have Fun For Young and Old
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Health-Concious Playgrounds
Health-Concious Playgrounds
Los Angeles's New Fitness Park is Sure to Motivate Healthy Lifestyles
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Stringy Spectral Playgrounds
Stringy Spectral Playgrounds
The Rainbow Ropes Project Envisions Colorful and Dynamic Urban Spaces
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Extravagant Bug-Eyed Playgrounds
Extravagant Bug-Eyed Playgrounds
This New Creative Playground Will Blow Kids Away
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Pirate Sailboat Toy Houses
Pirate Sailboat Toy Houses
The Red Beards Revenge Pirate Ship Playhouse by PoshTots is Life-Size
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Imaginatively Abstract Playgrounds
Imaginatively Abstract Playgrounds
Free Play by Dan Schreibman Feeds Children's Creativity
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String-Inspired Playground Equipment
String-Inspired Playground Equipment
Elementary School Features Continuous Steel 'Thread'
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Rainbow Rope Playgrounds
Rainbow Rope Playgrounds
Skill Forest Climbing Net Makes the Hakone Pavillion a Magical Place
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Playground Bookstores
Playground Bookstores
Kid's Republic in Beijing Offers a Fun Way to Learn
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Treetop Playgrounds
Treetop Playgrounds
The Camp Twin Lakes Treehouse Educates Children About Sustainability
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Classroom-Free Academies
Classroom-Free Academies
The Vittra School Does Away with Traditional Educational Architecture
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Playground-Inspired Architecture
Playground-Inspired Architecture
Salzburg's Lanserhofwiese is Colorfully Playful
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Knitted Kid-Friendly Installations
Knitted Kid-Friendly Installations
These Interactive Crocheted Playgrounds Embrace Childhood
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Sleek Futuristic Playgrounds
Sleek Futuristic Playgrounds
The Blaxland Riverside Park by JMD Design is a Child's Haven
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Prefabricated Playgrounds
Prefabricated Playgrounds
The Play Modern Cuba and 2cuba Playhouses are Built With Minimal Tools
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Playground Buildings
Playground Buildings
The Technische Universitat Slides are a Great Alternative to Stairs
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Work Space Playgrounds
Work Space Playgrounds
Google Office in Zurich
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