Wavewalk, Adam Kuby, Pier Park Skate Park, Portland, 2006

Environmental artist Adam Kuby was part of the design team for Portland’s Westmoreland Nature Play Area, and he has also made this lovely Wavewalk as a skateable entry into Pier Park Skate Park.

Skateboarders originally took their cues from surfing and began skating the urban landscape like surfers carving ocean swells. Here a walk transforms into a wave and a wave into a walk. You can walk it or ride it.  Half of the walkway’s concrete is colored with an aqua pigment.”

Play-as-Path, and Path-as-Play.  Why make a boring sidewalk when you can make a playable one?


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