Playable Sculpture


Untitled (playground) by Picasso, C...

The untitled Picasso sculpture on Richard Daley plaza in Chicago,above, is one of the examples of public sculpture I’ll be - Read the rest...

Play Sculpture (and Paige) in Sheff...

The lab is up and functioning in our new and bigger space, thanks for being understanding. Some day your - Read the rest...

Red Wagon Playground, Kevin Spieri...

Sometimes our grown-up design eyes look down at ‘themed’ playgrounds as too literal. But I think most kids look at - Read the rest...

Flip-Face Interactive Sculpture

A round-up of some miscellaneous playful ideas today…this sculpture, on the grounds of the Memphis college of art, is an - Read the rest...

MobiVersum Play Landscape, J Mayer ...

The Empire strikes back with the starship worthy ‘Mobiversum’ by architecture firm J. Mayer H. They’ve used their characteristic thick - Read the rest...

'The Mollusc that ate the Harbour B...

Hans’ snail shells reminded me of this great sculpture by Dan Stewart-Moore displayed at Biondi Beach in 2007…who says there aren’t - Read the rest...

Play Sculpture by Hans Henrick Ohle...

Danish artist Hans Henrick Ohlers makes lovely organic playground sculptures out of reinforced concrete over polyurethane forms. His best known installation, the - Read the rest...

Hexapod, Found!

One of the pieces Garret Eckbo installed in that first ‘playscape’ was the Hexapod, designed by Robert Winston for Creative - Read the rest...

Shin Egashira, Urban Toys, 2010

Artist and architect Shin Egashira refers to his double-curvature fibrocement constructions as ‘urban toys’. And once again I lament that - Read the rest...

Buckminster Fuller Fly-eye Dome

Buckminster Fuller designed a variety of dome types, though only the geodesic has ended up as a common playground piece. - Read the rest...

Grape Day Park, Escondido, Californ...

I tend to look askance at playground elements that mimic natural things–I’d rather see a real boulder or a real - Read the rest...

Net playground for the Guggenheim a...

And I still wait in hope that the proposal of a giant net playground for the Guggenheim’s atrium will someday - Read the rest...

Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam, Harmonic ...

Toshiko‘s latest installation is at Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art. ” Her sculptures are places rather than objects…” You can visit - Read the rest...

Typographic Play Sculpture, Vollaer...

“Typographic garden commissioned by the Thij College in Oldenzaal. Nine objects covered in artificial grass are used as outdoor furniture - Read the rest...

Things I’d like to see on the playground… …climbable sculpture by Erwin Hauer. This is Jerusalem Tower.

Joseph Brown's Frustrating Playgrou...

In preparing for our upcoming focus on risk here at Playscapes (in conversation with the great Tim Gill, over at RethinkingChildhood), - Read the rest...

Stephen Wise Towers Playground, Con...

Artist Constantino Nivola sand-cast enormous sculptures for the likes of Olivetti and Yale. And, he made a playground… “The sculptural - Read the rest...

Art as Play: Working Big, John Lid...

“Observing youngsters…leads to the inevitable conclusion that for children art is play and play is art…the more art in the - Read the rest...

Billie Holliday playground, Carve, ...

So in between trying to achieve 10 nm resolution with my ion beam (this is not everyone’s workaday problem, but - Read the rest...

Edgar Miller Animal Court Update!

There is a different sort of animalia in Chicago: the beautiful Edgar Miller sculptures at the WPA-era Jane Addams housing - Read the rest...

Bruise-Proofing your Playground, 19...

  David Aaron features in this September 1963 article by Morton Golding in Popular Mechanics, whose rather sensationalistic treatment of - Read the rest...