Childrens play learning space
Design a variety of terrain structures
Interesting introduction of design thinking
Create subtle space experience
Nature is the best learning place recognized by most people. It is very important to consciously introduce its interesting aspects into design thinking. It may be one of the most basic ways to help reptiles and toddlers fully explore their physical and cognitive abilities by conceiving a variety of architectural terrains and terrain structures as tools to encourage them to move in countless ways. The geological diversity of nature gives us interesting clues to match the four planning areas with their conceptual counterparts. The entrance hall is a combination of gradual change film, wood floor, wall, storage cabinet and arch, presenting a solid, warm and charming entrance.
The hardwood floor turned to the low impact floor as the children became more excited. The wooden elevated platform creates high ground for climbing and sliding, and forms a close hiding place under it. One end of the elevated terrain is physically connected with the main recreation area, and the other end is visually connected with the outdoor coverage area. Especially along the cool east facing facade, people can jump into the sand pit, jump happily on the grass covered trampoline, and observe the roaming quadrupeds around the dog farm. Customize the foam block combination to form a terrain inspired pit. Create a continuous circle in the theater and on the island to fill the repetitive power beyond childrens control.
Multiple skylight planes are evenly placed throughout the main game area, from above the sky in a direction similar to lighting and sunlight. As most of the exterior walls face strong southern and Western sunlight, large glass facade and ceiling pixel felt screen system are selected to maintain the visual contact between indoor and outdoor, reduce the solar thermal gain and improve the acoustic performance of the playground. By placing a square unit at the top and gradually turning it into a circle through 21 changes, the aperture increases as the screen reaches the ground. These devices are loosely threaded with vertical slings that allow it to accept physical touch, resulting in screen projection all day, and by the way, complex light and shadow displays similar to those found in nature.
Images of natural landscapes and wildlife are printed inconspicuously on each unit as part of the larger picture. The scale and subtlety of the whole screen challenge the audience to step back, because only with the right distance and perspective can the big picture become clearer. In this hidden and challenging playground, the integration of natural environment may be subtle and profound. It creates a rather unusual combination of serenity and excitement, and is an ideal condition for curiosity and mindfulness to be established at a time of cognitive and social development.
The miracle of the borough (formerly known as nook) is a new childrens play and learning space, which re imagines the family friendly destination as a planned, gallery like experience, full of carefully designed furniture and multi sensory devices. The mikus project designed the space and made some special wood products. This is the third venue open to the nascent modern family brand, which recently teamed up with New York based family club miracle. The open layout, sound-absorbing surfaces, natural birch, grey textiles and delicate material palette with white background are carefully selected to provide a relaxing experience for all senses and focus imaginative activities. You dont need a rainbow.
In open and glass walled spaces, the design balances the visual connection (between parents and children) with the layering of elements in the space (encouraging movement in different devices). A 4-foot-high datum plane is set in the whole space, which is composed of independent L-shaped panels, forming corners on the text, and arranged in clusters throughout the space. Parents eyes are on that benchmark, planning their route. The childrens eyes are below this datum, immersed in the content of a particular device.
There are open themes in every corner. The combination of visual, tactile and educational elements has built-in flexibility to update content over time. Corners are interwoven in a larger area of woodwork elements, including art tables, libraries and spiral game structures, each infused with tactile quality. The corner is also a time when parents and children can experience and play with selected toys.
The entrance experience is designed for a quiet moment, with an ultra-thin check-in booth under the grid of translucent fabric. Grid bookshelves are part of the library, part of the display and part of the storage room for guests. Directly opposite the bookshelf wall is a thick partition wall, wrapped in felt, and a mosaic birch bench for two. It is affectionately known as the partner box
Spiral game structure is a central focus of space. Visually and programmatically, it extends nearly 50 feet of space through an image of double somersault. The sectional pipe structure is made of birch plywood and strengthened by steel plate. The spirals inherent strength resists torsion and remains completely stable as children or adults climb over it. When the floor becomes the wall and the ceiling, childrens crawling inside will experience a challenge of distorted perspective. For parents, the scientific and mathematical implications of the spiral are quite thoughtful. Its about one of the core concepts of brand: stimulating imagination and learning through experience.
The experience of the whole space signals on two wavelengths: for children, its a place of exploration, curiosity and entertainment. For parents, this is an intelligently designed, minimal and serene sequence of devices to connect your child and watch their imagination unfold.