Playground Crochet by Toshiko Horiuchi. Click image for source, and visit the Slow Ottawa 'For Free' board for other imaginative play spaces.
Woods of Net / Tezuka Architects / TIS & PARTNERS, photo by Abel Erazo - " This is a permanent pavilion for a net artist, Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam. The artist knitted the net entirely by hand, which is designed for children to crawl in, roll around, and jump on the net"
Another view of "Rainbow Net", a crocheted playground by Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam. Crocheted entirely by hand, it took 3 years of planning, testing and building. From the Playscapes blog.
Permenant crocheted playground at Hakone Open-Air Museum, designed and constructed by Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi-McAdam with Interplay Design & Manufacturing, Inc.
Japanese Crochet Artist (Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam) Builds Sculptures for Children to Play on.
Crochet playground by Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam in Sapporo Japan ava loves this playground.
Crocheted playground by Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam
Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam, who orders yarn by the ton for her creations, is the textile artist behind the oft photographed net constructions at the Hakone sculpture park in Sapporo Japan. I love the story of how she came to be engaged with children’s play: “It all happened quite by accident. Two children had entered the - Read the rest...
Permenant crocheted playground at Hakone Open-Air Museum, designed and constructed by Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi-McAdam with Interplay Design & Manufacturing, Inc. Structural design: Norihide Imagawa, T.I.S. & Partners, Tokyo, Japan Project design: Takaharu & Yui Tezuka , Tezuka Architects, Tokyo, Japan Photos: Masaki Koizumi You may find more amazing playgrounds from Toshiko and her husband Charles MacAdam …
Hand knitted children's play space by Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam - part of the permanent collection of the Hakone Open-Air Museum in Japan called Woods of Net.
Crocheted playground for children by Japanese designer Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam in HAKONE SCULPTURE PARK, SAPPORO, JAPAN - Keizo, ikimashoo!
Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam is one of the largest textile designers in the world and creates spectacular works, like this forest in color mesh, where children can climb and jump. - Pixdaus
Children's crochet playground at Hakone sculpture park in Sapporo, Japan, designed by Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam
Crochet playground by artist Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam - Japan
Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam is considered one of Japan's leading fiber artists, using knitting and crochet as the foundation for much of her work. Her website explains that she specializes in "creating large, interactive textile environments that function both as imaginative and vibrant explorations of color and form, at the same time as providing thrilling play environments." That is exactly what we see here at the Hakone Open Air Museum in Hakone, Japan. The artist created this playground where children can interact with her art. Ordering her yarn supplies by the ton, Horiuchi-MacAdam works with a team to produce the massive structures. They build large sections of each playground, and then join the sections and test them onsite during installation. The design includes all kinds of vibrantly colored nets, swings, cushions, and pockets for children to play on and explore. Horiuchi-MacAdam believes in bringing joy and laughter to children through these creative projects. She finds great pleasure in watching the soft fabric transform and come alive as the children stretch, climb, and swing on the materials. Her most treasured moments are hearing what she describes as the "undisguised delight of children exploring a new play space." From: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/vibrantly-colored-crocheted-playground#
Check out these fantastical crocheted playgrounds that recently caught our fancy! The project began as playful public art by Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam, in Hakone sculpture park in Sapporo, Japan, and was turned into an actual children's playspace after the artist observed children playing on the sculptures. Of course children were playing on the sculptures! Could…
Playground Crochet. by Bernie DeKoven on November 23, 2011. Among her many other art projects, Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam crochets these remarkable, colorful, soft play sculptures for the Hakone sculpture park in Sapporo Japan. | Fiber Arts
Nella meta' degli anni '90 l'artista giapponese Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam stava esponendo una delle sue opere giganti all'uncinetto quando alcuni bambini le chiesero di potersi dondolare da quella immensa scultura colorata somigliante a un'amaca. Toshiko accetto' controvoglia e si mise ad osservare il suo capolavoro sospeso in aria mentre veniva maltrattato dai bimbi. Improvvisamente ebbe un'idea. Circa tre anni dopo la MacAdam avrebbe aperto la sua prima area gioco all'uncinetto gigante che, visto il successo, sarebbe stata solo la prima di una lunga serie in tutto il Giappone. In the mid 1990s Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam was showing a large scale crochet artwork at an art gallery when two children approached her and asked if the sculpture, resembling a colorful hammock, could be climbed on. She nervously agreed and watched cautiously as her suspended artwork twisted and stretched as the kids climbed on top of it. Suddenly an idea was born. Almost three years later MacAdam would open her first large-scale crochet playground. After the success, she has since created several additional playscapes around Japan.