adaptable in both size and configuration, ‘pop up playhouse’ can be tailored for sites of any size. simply reduce the number of panels to create a more space efficient design, or increase the count to maximize the number of connector play spaces within. historical periods that exemplify the architecture of philadelphia become the jumping off point for its stylized panels, connecting programs which range from canopied seating to sandboxes and monkey bars.
the project was originally conceived as an entry for a design competition hosted by . the brief asked for a ‘PLAYscape’ proposal that creates community involvement and turns a neglected space into a place for public interaction and creativity. the jury awarded ‘pop up playhouse’ an honourable mention due to its originality and clever use of existing abandoned sites.
david cole founding partner of said, ‘the layered facades of pop up playhouse peeled apart to create pockets for interaction and play was in a way a mini representation of the city with a clear message that both present, past and future generations should be engaged with to make our cities work better for everyone…it also looks pretty fun!‘
‘pop up playhouse’ is fabricated out of durable panels made from 100% post-industrial wood and plastic waste, the waterproof structure is easy to cut and assemble. in the words of founder irina schneid, ‘simply pick out the stencil, pop out the panels, line them up, connect the openings, and inhabit.’