Summer Fun: 4 Imaginative Spaces for Kids
Kids are the clients for these imaginative spaces, installations, and creations from New York to China.
Interior Design for Kids Never Looked so Fun
“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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