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Summer Fun: Four Imaginative Spaces for Kids

Kids are the clients for these imaginative spaces, installations, and creations from New York to China.

“Custom elements metaphorically represent water.”

Loong Swim Club by X+Living. Photography by Shao Feng.

Firm: X+Living

Project: Loong Swim Club

Location: Suzhou, China

Standout: Wavy leather-upholstered lounge seating and the pool’s dropletlike iron drums recalling condensation signal an aquatic theme at the parent-child swim center integrating leisure and entertainment.

“We brought the water tower back to the rooftop, in altered form.”

Nest by Tri-Lox. Photography by Arion Doerr.



Firm: Tri-Lox

Project: Nest

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Standout: Inspired by the baya weaverbird nest, a reclaimed-cedar structure made from New York water towers is paired with plant-based turf to transform the roof of Brooklyn Children’s Museum into a climbable playscape.

“It’s a world between dream and reality.”

Lolly-Laputan Kids Café by Wutopia Lab. Photography by CreatAR Images.

Firm: Wutopia Lab

Project: Lolly-Laputan Kids Café

Location: Dailan, China

Standout: Aiming to mix education with entertainment, the restaurant-amusement venue beckons with a painted perforated-aluminum facade, followed by rooms with a carousel and a slide under acrylic “clouds.” 

“Living in an urban area, I’ve been thinking about how to reuse abandoned bicycles.”

Shared Lady Beetle Library by Luo Studio. Photography by Jin Weiqi.

Firm: Luo Studio

Project: Shared Lady Beetle Library

Location: Beijing

Standout: A bicycle repurposed into a mini mobile library roams the city sharing its contents, the tomes sheltered by operable insect-reminiscent wings made of sheet metal salvaged from old cars. 

Keep scrolling to view more images of the projects >

Loong Swim Club by X+Living. Photography by Shao Feng.
Loong Swim Club by X+Living. Photography by Shao Feng.
Loong Swim Club by X+Living. Photography by Shao Feng.
Loong Swim Club by X+Living. Photography by Shao Feng.
Nest by Tri-Lox. Photography by Arion Doerr.
Nest by Tri-Lox. Photography by Arion Doerr.
Nest by Tri-Lox. Photography by Arion Doerr.
Nest by Tri-Lox. Photography by Arion Doerr.
Lolly-Laputan Kids Café by Wutopia Lab. Photography by CreatAR Images.
Lolly-Laputan Kids Café by Wutopia Lab. Photography by CreatAR Images.
Lolly-Laputan Kids Café by Wutopia Lab. Photography by CreatAR Images.
Lolly-Laputan Kids Café by Wutopia Lab. Photography by CreatAR Images.
Lolly-Laputan Kids Café by Wutopia Lab. Photography by CreatAR Images.
Shared Lady Beetle Library by Luo Studio. Photography by Jin Weiqi.
Shared Lady Beetle Library by Luo Studio. Photography by Jin Weiqi.
Shared Lady Beetle Library by Luo Studio. Photography by Jin Weiqi.

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