Archinect - News 2014-04-21T03:16:36-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/52961595/the-junk-playground-model The junk playground model Nam Henderson 2012-07-04T20:21:00-04:00 >2012-07-08T10:27:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uf/uf9jyodjg7a17jjb.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's curious how much the ethos of the adventure playground chimes with the language of a new era of design today: a "participatory" process, recycled materials, an adaptive product. It doesn't sound like the 1940s. But equally valuable is the zone of exception that the adventure playground represents in the city</p></em><br /><br /><p> Justin McGuirk asks, what happened to playgrounds that give children space? He goes on to examine two recent examples of&nbsp;temporary playgrounds in London by&nbsp;Erect Architecture and the Rockwell Group. Mr.&nbsp;McGuirk also refers to the role of Danish architect Carl Theodor Sorensen and Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck in developing the model of playgrounds as a tool in the development of childhood creativity.</p>