The playgrounds of Constant Nieuwenhuys

Artist and architect Constant Nieuwenhuys’ New Babylon (which he worked on approximately 1959-1974) was an envisioned city of the future that consisted of linked, transformable structures designed to be occupied by homo ludens – man at play.  (Inspired by the book of the same name by Johan Huizinga.)  It was of course never built, but his forms remain full of intriguing ideas for those who design places for infantes ludens.

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