Corvus Design Blog

November 4, 2010

Thinking Inside the Box: An Architect Looks at New Models for Children’s Space

An interesting article that discusses the use of conceptual models for playspace design, and offers some new ways to look at such design: the refrigerator box, the attic, the tree and the vacant lot.
We’ve found in our work that having the right conceptual imagery can be powerful in how a design develops. The power of the metaphor is that when you’ve found the right one, a kind of synergy emerges where the metaphor begins to spur new and rich ways to fill it out and expand it. While written relating to architectural spaces, the content of the article speaks well to what we do as landscape architects…

The link: Thinking Inside the Box

Being literal: refrigerator box (and kid) at an event we held