Publication: Architecture & Design
On the first day of the 20th Sydney Design Festival, Scott Carver and Hoyne revealed their creative solution to a key challenge for modern cities – how to breathe new energy into everyday spaces.
The ‘Play Pod’, a life-sized Rubik’s Cube of outdoor activation, is the brainchild and original concept of a team of architects, urbanists and creatives, inspired by their collective passion for places that inspire people every day, and prompted by the theme of this year’s Sydney Design Festival – ‘Call to Action’.
Low-cost, flexible and portable, the Play Pod is a modular, adaptable structure that can be manipulated to suit the needs of users, and easily relocated to activate passive and vacant areas. On the surface it’s all fun and games, however the Play Pod promotes ‘play with purpose’; designed to increase the social value of a space by providing an adaptable platform for use, day and night.