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Playful Architecture for Kids

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Lecture video

May 28, Monday
19.00 – 20:30
Language – English
Shukhov Lab (20 Myasnitskaya str., room 116)
Registration is required

What are children playgrounds today? How do they work? Do they meet children needs? Daria Bychkova, founder of Bureau Chekharda, brings up these important questions.

Is there a place for nonlinear parametric shapes in hi-tech epoch? Or is it better to use materials that connect kids with nature? On the one hand, parametric tools can help to design complex nonlinear shapes inspired by nature, they are up-to-date in matters of shape and its fast reproduction. For example, we can use a shell shape to construct a playground.

On the other hand, basic material such as wood creates unique natural shapes, for instance curved trees and roots. Сareful work with landscape during construction of a playground  can result in almost wild and highly sustainable environment. 

Bureau Chekharda, a leading company that creates modern and non-digital playspaces for children, believes that the key to success is using a ‘clever mix’ of these two approaches.   In her lecture, the founder of the company Daria Bychkova will share her vision of how to build ecologically-friendly playgrounds using digital tools.

Daria Bychkova

architect and founder of Bureau Chekharda