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A Place for Play

Varlamova, Tamara LU (2018) AAHM10 20181
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
Architects not so often focus on playgrounds. Indeed, it is a huge field, full of challenge and curiosity. The aim of this work is to design a playground, that would encourage children to stay outdoors enjoying the most interesting forms of play. Having studied the routes and the major aspects of playgrounds design, I decided not to impose a fixed form of organisation. Instead, an instrument was suggested for children so that they could participate in creating play spaces. In this way, I am dealing with the problem of limiting opportunities for play or, in other words, boredom and frustration that often occur on standard playgrounds.
The work also addresses the issues of safety, parental fears, inclusiveness and community building. The... (More)
Architects not so often focus on playgrounds. Indeed, it is a huge field, full of challenge and curiosity. The aim of this work is to design a playground, that would encourage children to stay outdoors enjoying the most interesting forms of play. Having studied the routes and the major aspects of playgrounds design, I decided not to impose a fixed form of organisation. Instead, an instrument was suggested for children so that they could participate in creating play spaces. In this way, I am dealing with the problem of limiting opportunities for play or, in other words, boredom and frustration that often occur on standard playgrounds.
The work also addresses the issues of safety, parental fears, inclusiveness and community building. The design proposal, although intended for the mass housing areas in Russia, particularly in Moscow, may be adopted in various contexts due to its universal nature. (Less)
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author
Varlamova, Tamara LU
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AAHM10 20181
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
playgrounds, design for play, play space, architecture for children, mass housing, outdoor spaces, Russia
language
English
id
8959684
date added to LUP
2018-10-03 11:21:19
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  abstract     = {Architects not so often focus on playgrounds. Indeed, it is a huge field, full of challenge and curiosity. The aim of this work is to design a playground, that would encourage children to stay outdoors enjoying the most interesting forms of play. Having studied the routes and the major aspects of playgrounds design, I decided not to impose a fixed form of organisation. Instead, an instrument was suggested for children so that they could participate in creating play spaces. In this way, I am dealing with the problem of limiting opportunities for play or, in other words, boredom and frustration that often occur on standard playgrounds.
The work also addresses the issues of safety, parental fears, inclusiveness and community building. The design proposal, although intended for the mass housing areas in Russia, particularly in Moscow, may be adopted in various contexts due to its universal nature.},
  author       = {Varlamova, Tamara},
  keyword      = {playgrounds,design for play,play space,architecture for children,mass housing,outdoor spaces,Russia},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {A Place for Play},
  year         = {2018},
}