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  5. LIKEarchitects
  6. 2014
  7. playLAND / LIKEarchitects

playLAND / LIKEarchitects

  • 01:00 - 31 October, 2014
playLAND / LIKEarchitects
playLAND / LIKEarchitects, © Dinis Sottomayor photography
© Dinis Sottomayor photography

© Dinis Sottomayor photography © Dinis Sottomayor photography © Dinis Sottomayor photography © Dinis Sottomayor photography + 23

© Dinis Sottomayor photography
© Dinis Sottomayor photography

Text description provided by the architects. playLAND is a set of three bouncy and colorful spatial interventions geared for children in the public space of Paredes de Coura, that built a human scale Lego using beach buoys as module.

© Dinis Sottomayor photography
© Dinis Sottomayor photography

Created for ‘O Mundo ao Contrário’, which means ‘The World Upside-Down’, a week-long event that transformed the quiet village in the north of Portugal into a playground for hundreds of children, featuring street theatre, concerts, circus, installations, etc., playLAND is a off-the-shelf installation, built with the help of local volunteers and formalized into three different moments: an informal stage, where different shows for children could be seen; a silo-shaped tower, that kids could enter and play in; and a small tunnel pavilion, for children to cross and run around.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Removed from the usual water context and used in three colors - green, orange and pink - the beach floats serve as the modular construction element, allowing the creation of a light and colorful world, built with recognizable objects belonging from another place.

© Dinis Sottomayor photography
© Dinis Sottomayor photography

Being a child object, designed for children to play quietly in the sea or in the pool, the beach float is naturally a colorful and very appealing object. Moreover, by the virtue of being inflatable, it quickly becomes very bulky, but always lightweight and easy to handle, facilitating the creation of the large scale ephemeral constructions. 

Elevation
Elevation

Structured by vertical and horizontal association of round-shaped beach buoys, the inflatable installations seek to create fun rest areas, sometimes protected from the sun, where people can, for example, attend to concert harp or to a reading of a story.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "playLAND / LIKEarchitects" 31 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/561562/playland-likearchitects/> ISSN 0719-8884