Imagine what is on the top of this tower?
Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas has  thrill rides on top of it, none of them would be particularly noteworthy if they were planted on the ground, but at more than 900 feet above Vegas’ famed strip, they’re all beyond wild and two of them may just be the most thrilling, if not terrifying, rides on the planet.

The Big Shot is a hydraulic freefall drop tower, similar to many found at theme parks except this one is on top of the tower.

Insanity has seats tethered to an arm that swings out beyond the tower leaving riders dangling 1000 feet in the air. As the ride begins its circular motion, the seats rise and tilt downward to the Strip.
XScream resembles a giant seesaw that sends riders teetering over the edge of the tower.

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A steel line overruns the playground and the building of a school to become the playful architectural connecting thread. This one hundred long line made with steel pipe, is bent to be transform at will into a bench, a football bar, a banister, etc. Wow…. I love it…
But why is it called Bird of Paradise?

Extract from Objetgraphik


February 9, 2009

The Playpump is a playground merry-go-round that uses the boundless energy of children to pump water out of the ground.
More than 1000 such pumps have been installed in schools in South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zambia and apart from bringing joy to children, and providing easy access to clean drinking water for the local community, the simple installation of the playpump has catalyzed improvements in health, education, economic development and even gender equality.

The PlayPump system also provides one of the only ways to reach rural and peri-urban communities with potentially life saving public health messages.
What if the kids over played?

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Private commission of a Tin Man playground. Nice…

Extract from Tom Otterness

Random pic of the week

October 20, 2008

An attempt at getting strangers to conversate in public spaces. This Seesaw bench requires cooperation to be functional.

Extract from Martin Nicolausson

Vippig Seesaw

September 10, 2007

Rocking helps develop a child’s sense of balance and the brain to sort sensory impressions. Ikea has an indoor seesaw made of Birch veneer with clear acrylic lacquer. Simple and nice. But it looks a bit small at 118 cm in length…