Design of Children's Play Environments

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McGraw-Hill, 1992 - Architecture - 186 pages
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This book presents an innovative, highly successful model of playground design that can be applied to any locale around the world. The model, "Circular Play Systems," developed by noted Japanese architect Mitsuru Senda, incorporates various architectural elements and demonstrates the healthiest play environments for children and how to go about creating them.
Starting with a sound explanation of the structure and meaning of a play environment, this book: Develops a new model for understanding the essential elements for making a stimulating and healthy play environment; Features beautifully illustrated examples of indoor and outdoor play areas.
Architects, planners, and builders will find new, highly creative solutions to utilizing both interior and exterior spaces--even in the most constrained and unpromising locales. The book also includes numerous examples of projects that have successfully incorporated new play structures and play environments.
This is an essential reference for professionals involved in the design of children's indoor and outdoor play environments.

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Contents

Preface
Structure of the Play Environment 1
Theory and Design of Play Structures
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