3-D Basketball Court, Inges Idee, Munich Germany, 2006

From the Sehwan Oh playground to puckelball, morphing familiar forms is definitely a playground trend. The puckelball pitch was installed in 2009, but it was preceded in morphotasticness by the 3-D basketball court public art collective Inges Idee installed in 2006 at a technical school in Munich Germany.

“A regulation-sized basketball court was erected on the grove-like forecourt of the school building of the occupational school. The court consists of a soft orange-red tartan covering and two normal baskets and seems to be forced over the grid of the lamps that have been set up. The playable court has been “morphed” as in a 3D program on a computer and looks like the grounds of a rollercoaster, with heights and depths and calm and dynamic zones. The resulting paradox, which moves between a normative set of rules and pleasurable, anarchic change, requires creative engagement for its use.”

It does seem to be used more for lounging than playing, but then that’s what the young adult age group for whom it was designed likes to do!   Teens like a hang-out space that has the potential for active play and showing off, but doesn’t necessarily require it, and this is a fascinating way of creating that sort of space.

[all photos from inges idee; found at neotorama]

 

2 Responses to “3-D Basketball Court, Inges Idee, Munich Germany, 2006”

  1. Doug Baker said:

    “Teens like a hang-out space that has the potential for active play and showing off, but doesn't necessarily require it” Brilliant!

    August 22, 2012 at 8:15 pm

  2. Doug Baker said:

    “Teens like a hang-out space that has the potential for active play and showing off, but doesn't necessarily require it” Brilliant!

    August 22, 2012 at 8:14 pm

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