architorturedsouls:  Concrete Cross by Florian Mueller, via Behance

scandinaviancollectors: “ The Johannes XIII Church by Josef Rikus Cologne, Germany. Photograph by Florian Mueller.

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New York Playgrounds of the 60s & 70s

A nostalgic collection of New York playgrounds that have disappeared. From Jacob Riis and all the way to Central Park, here’s is just a small glimpse back into how carefree the were for a child’s playplace.

Brutalist playgrounds: 1960s concrete jungle gyms remade in pastel foam | Art and design | The Guardian

Brutalist playgrounds: 1960s concrete jungle gyms remade in pastel foam

The surprise nomination for the 2015 Turner Prize, architecture collective Assemble& first ever gallery show is a tongue-in-cheek homage to demolished Brutalist playgrounds.

Hard-edged, knee-grazing terrain … a playground on the Park Hill estate in Sheffield in 1963.

Brutalist playgrounds: 1960s concrete jungle gyms remade in pastel foam

We’re familiar with the sight of brutalist towers in Britain, but less well known are the strange playgrounds built at the same time, with their rough surfaces and dangerous drops – now re-created at the RIBA

bluecote: play area, lewisham, london. 1972 brian yale

Hmmm, was this minimalist, concrete (ouch!) playground in London England really built to be actually played on by children, or just to look sculpturally cool?


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