We here at ArchDaily are big fans of Roman Mars’ radio program 99% Invisible, and just had to share the latest show: “In and Out of Love.” In it, Mars explores the changing face of Philadelphia’s JFK Plaza (more commonly known as LOVE Park), why its Modernist characteristics made it perfect for skateboarding (although city officials certainly didn’t feel that way), and why Le Corbusier truly is the patron saint of skateboarders (more about the episode at 99% Invisible).
And, if you like this, check out Why Skateboarding Matters to Architecture, and follow the jump for some very cool, very innovative skate-friendly homes, stores, and parks…
Bastard Store, by studiometrico, in Milan
Kap 686 Skate Park, by Metrobox Architekten, in Cologne, Germany
PAS House, by Francois Perrin and Gil Lebon Delapointe, in California
The Ramp House, by Archivirus, in Athens
Skate Park House, by LEVEL Architects, in Tokyo
Skate Villa, by Philipp Schuster, in Salzburg, Austria