Take apart The Host piece by piece and you may be surprised to note that the individual components have been predominantly manufactured as equipment that was designed to deter people or to divide spaces. The lighthearted irony is that, when combined, the various elements create an urban jungle gym that looks like an inviting place for folks to sit and for kids to play together.
This outdoor installation is the work of Nuno Pimenta and Ricardo Leal, located in the Parque da Cidade de Paredes in Portugal. It comprises structures made from big metal beams, spanning safety nets and concrete road barriers. The Host is accented with intense flood lights that focus in its center, illuminating the area for the security of its visitors.