Playing grounds are usually only just for children. But here is an idea that is sure to make any adult interested. This unconventional open air climbing net is part of Hakone Pavilion, an impressive construction designed by Tezuka Architects, by arranging together no less than 586 timber logs. It is a lovely place for a family outing, in the middle of nature.
Hakone Pavilion is located in Japan and is part of the Hakone Open-Air Museum, also known as the country’s first open-air art museum. The construction was achieved using only timber and a concrete base, without any metallic elements. According to the architects, “cutting-edge structural analysis has been employed to overcome the variability that characterizes timber. While employing traditional wood joints we have searched for a futuristic form, which should result in a completely new type of architecture”. As a result, the project’s design is playful and natural.
The pavilion was especially built in order to serve as a shelter from rain and powerful sunlight. This way, a family can enjoy quality time together, while being surrounded by a natural and healthy environment. And yes, this type of construction causes great opportunities to trick your kid into going to the museum and loving it.