Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

W Heath Robinson Machines


Noguchi was first and foremost considered a sculpture but had a preoccupation with play. A lot of his designs were not commissioned to be made as they were deemed to un safe but I really like the way he manipulates the landscape to create his playgrounds - His models out of plaster are good ways of describing his ideas too - Maybe we could make our scale models in a similar way so they have a fluidity?

Monday, 28 November 2011

More Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

I was looking into the set making and also the function of each machine/ process as inspiration for our digestive system playground.

Textures and shapes of props and set.

Hanging Tree houses and laders

The Caterpillar smashing process 

Mushroom sucking machine


The inventing Room


Rubbish into pipe

Machine (not sure which one)

The nut sorting room

Admin office

Views from inside the lift


Playground designer - Joe Brown

Looping playground

Richard Dattner's play cubes

Dragon playground in Singapore


Light Swing

City Museum

Lucky Climbers

Keita Takahashi

In 2010, the game director of Katamari Damacy Keita Takahashi got offer a playground design job for Woodthorpe Grange Park in Nottingham. Here are the sketches and design from his proposal.

Never Ending Slide

Moving Chair


Balance Beam

Looping Slide

'And for cleaning this slide, a cleaning staff covered in clothes which look like a mop, can slide down while turning. I hope it will become some sort of fun performance.'