어반보이드, 방치된 도시공간 속에 활기를 불어 넣는 프로젝트
철제 구조물로 구조화된 놀이터는 어린이에게는 놀이공간을 어른들에게는 흥미로운 경험을 제공한다.
aiming to revitalize neglected and abandoned spaces of bangkok, architecture studio imaginary objects has introduced the ‘play objects’ project, forming playground areas in three selected locations. the playing structures were envisioned as volumetric objects with a strong formal presence, in order to stand out within their surroundings.
imaginary objects has secured three different sites for intervention: the grand postal building in charoenkrung, the old siam plaza in sam yot, and acmen ekamai. the architects strived to rejuvenate the leftover urban areas by transforming them temporarily into recreation destinations. challenging the typical playground compositions, which generally feature series of different activity stations distributed on the ground, the design focuses on one single element of play: netted surfaces.
the net was manipulated to create a range of different spaces and surfaces encouraging visitors to explore and play. its malleability allows for both formal expression and lively interaction. the objects were essentially defined and supported by a steel pipe frame, braced and trussed, to support the ever-changing formations of the design. the distinct structures actively challenge the notion of the ground, generating compelling spaces and routes within them, and ultimately enhancing their effectiveness as destinations.