Summer Fun: Four Imaginative Spaces for Kids
Kids are the clients for these imaginative spaces, installations, and creations from New York to China.
“Custom elements metaphorically represent water.”
Project: Loong Swim Club
Location: Suzhou, China
Standout: Wavy leather-upholstered lounge seating and the pool’s dropletlike iron drums recalling condensation signal an aquatic theme at the parent-child swim center integrating leisure and entertainment.
“We brought the water tower back to the rooftop, in altered form.”
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Standout: Inspired by the baya weaverbird nest, a reclaimed-cedar structure made from New York water towers is paired with plant-based turf to transform the roof of Brooklyn Children’s Museum into a climbable playscape.
“It’s a world between dream and reality.”
Firm: Wutopia Lab
Project: Lolly-Laputan Kids Café
Location: Dailan, China
Standout: Aiming to mix education with entertainment, the restaurant-amusement venue beckons with a painted perforated-aluminum facade, followed by rooms with a carousel and a slide under acrylic “clouds.”
“Living in an urban area, I’ve been thinking about how to reuse abandoned bicycles.”
Firm: Luo Studio
Project: Shared Lady Beetle Library
Standout: A bicycle repurposed into a mini mobile library roams the city sharing its contents, the tomes sheltered by operable insect-reminiscent wings made of sheet metal salvaged from old cars.
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