How does design encourage children to play?

The funny side of architecture

by Valentina Ieva
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Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge."


How does design encourage children to play? This selection of children’s rooms shows the funny side of architecture. Enjoy!


House on the Flight of Birds by Bernardo Rodrigues, arquitecto: a momentary and fleeting glance, as a childhood memory that arises unexpectedly.


ALMONDHILL by Esra Kazmirci: sleep and play in the mansard roof.


Battersea Church Road by extrArchitecture: the blackboard on the wall.

The Old Water Tower by Gresford Architects: the wigwam.

Andorra by CONTI, CERT.: the minimal setting.


D74 by WIDAWSCY STUDIO ARCHITEKTURY : pastel colours.

Maisonette Paris 16 by Equipe Eitan Hammer et Ulli Heckmann: the parents’ bathroom is connected directly to the children's bedroom to create a suite like a space integrating a dressing and a small study.


Villa Vallmo by Thomas Sandell: Swedish inspiration.

House G-S by Graux & Baeyens architecten: natural materials.

Apto. Angelina by RSRG Arquitetos: harmony between design and functional concept.

Comments
  • Joel Robbins

    Interesting compilation. First picture I like very much!

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  • Valentina Ieva

    Architect

    Bari / Italy

    Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al cuore di natura elettrica’!)

References
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House on the Flight of Birds

Rabo de Peixe, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel / Portugal / 2010

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ALMONDHILL

İstanbulboğazı / Turkey / 2015

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Battersea Church Road

United Kingdom / 2016

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The Old Water Tower

Chieveley / United Kingdom / 2015

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Andorra

Andorra / 2015

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D74

Tarnowskie Gory / Poland / 2015

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Maisonette Paris 16

Paris / France / 2015

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Villa Vallmo

Skaraborg / Sweden / 2015

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House G-S

Gent / Belgium / 2011

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Apto. Angelina

São Paulo / Brazil / 2014