Playroom

Where do your children spend most of their time at your house?

Where do your children spend most of their time at your house?

I am certain it’s either their bedrooms or the living room.

Two aspects that architecture can change the way your child experiences their space.

Crawl space_

HAO Design made the most of the tiny apartment in Taiwan, allowing a playground indoors for the child of the client. I see how this child would embrace their own space in the little tucked away corner with ample light and a slide as an exit. There is no doubt where this kid will be found when dinner is ready.

Custom form_

Assemble’s Brutalist Playground sounds a lot more “brutal” than it is and it’s more inviting than a rigid concrete block in a park. I admire how the concrete forms of forgotten parks have been replaced with matching recycled and colourful forms that serve to allow the child to change the playground to suit their imagination.

A responsible home designer realises that the future occupants of a created space carry a legacy and should practice with the wisdom that his/her own design, in return, leaves a legacy.

Author: Cuan Stephens