The designers from Madrid-based firm PLAYOFFICE recognize the importance of learning through hands-on play. Their inventive and playful structures include the Green Lab, Reading Net, and Frame It, which encourage children to climb the walls, grow their own plants, and create their own artistic masterpieces.
PLAYOFFICE has a knack for designing spaces that tap into a child's interests and enthusiasm. Through their Green Lab (shown above), kids are introduced to modern architecture and sustainable design. With a living wall and area to cultivate their own plants, youngsters are able to develop their green thumbs while enjoying the great outdoors. Read on to see more whimsical designs that will make you wish you were a kid again!
The Reading Net establishes a unique and fun way to dive into a good book. Combining the aesthetics of a playground, readers get a little exercise in between chapters. Instead of a stuffy, traditional family library, kids can have their own space that feels more like a fort than a dusty old study.
Frame It is quite simply (yet ingeniously) a roll of blank paper housed inside a frame. The unraveling blank canvas encourages budding artists to draw and paint for a gallery setting. Affording them the opportunity to immediately frame and present their artwork, children can experiment with composing a body of work, organizing colors and shapes in space, and claiming a privileged spot in the house.
To explore more of PLAYOFFICE’s inspired projects, visit the firm’s official website.