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 — Guardian
Justin McGuirk asks, what happened to playgrounds that give children space? He goes on to examine two recent examples of temporary playgrounds in London by Erect Architecture and the Rockwell Group. Mr. 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.