I loved playing with Legos and building blocks as a kid (and actually still do); all the possibilities of what to build, and the ability to tear it all down and start over. Well here are two different ideas from Inhabitat about using that same concept of moveable, removable, and piece-meal design (in a good way):
First, a build-your-own park or patio area:
A green initiative called Softwalks has come up with a way to use existing scaffolding as support stations for fun and lively modular public spaces using their awesome little DIY kits that contain easy-to-build pieces such as a chair, a counter, and a green trellis. The components latch onto the metal beams to create simple impromptu hang-outs and rest stops for busy city dwellers, making the possibilities for sidewalk beautification endless.
The project’s greatest aspect is that anyone can get involved. The kit pieces are modular and lightweight, making them easy to install, take down, and reuse in new areas. The kits also create a public art activity, involving the community to brighten up their construction-heavy areas.
Walrus Toys’s Chimeras is a new line of plush toys that allows your little creative genius to build his [or her] own wacky stuffed animal critters with different interchangeable snap-in ears, arms, legs and wings each day as the mood strikes.
What if a bat really wants to have giant elephant ears to match its wings? You’ll end up with a Batephant! What if a bunny wanted to swing on tree branches, but needed the monkey’s long arms? You’ll have a Bunkey.
- DITTOBLOX, the Modular Building Pods That Spark Creative Minds Launches on Kickstarter Crowd Funding Site (pr.com)
- NYC Initiative Turns Unsightly Scaffolding Into Miniature Parks (psfk.com)
- Modular Fort DIY (smileandwave.typepad.com)
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This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!!
Thanks Becca. 🙂
Just noticed these on Design*Sponge: architectural stamps. You can mix and match design and architecture elements to create your own house design, or design the entire neighborhood. Not exactly the 3D modular play I originally was thinking of, but definitely a step in the right direction: http://www.designsponge.com/2012/08/paper-neighborhood.html
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