The Dutch Structuralist architect Aldo van Eyck left his mark in Amsterdam – not only in the form of buildings but also, perhaps surprisingly. One of them is Aldo van Eyck, who designed a large number of public playgrounds for the city of Amsterdam. His playgrounds are something. Explore Sara Angelini’s board “aldo van eyck-playgrounds” on Pinterest. | See more ideas about Architecture, Playground design and Street furniture.

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Suggest a Research Topic. As mentioned earlier, van Eyck created playgrounds egck existing parks, squares, and other empty places in the city, taking into account the constraints that were provided by these places.

De Bezige Bij, Amsterdam. The Dutch planners, however, never got that far. Proeve eener bepaling van het spelelement der cultuur. This intuition was elaborated in the making of the Buskenblaserstraat park.

Herbert Bayer’s Small Architectural Projects Herbert Bayer was a prolific graphic designer and typography designer who also worked as playgroinds.

Contributions for Social and Cultural Psychologyeds V. It was a place to talk and a lookout post.

This was rather exceptional in the s and s. The hyper-architecture of desirePublishers, Rotterdam. The individual is not simply thrown into the human world; it is introduced into this world by the people around it, and they guide it in that world p.

It was designed by Aldo van Eyckand completed inas a commercial gallery for the influential art dealer Alfred Schmelaplaygroynds his own home too, an apartment which sits at the top of the three storey, two basement structure.

Blog Obituary 04 Apr An affordance-based description of the environment, on the other hand, is relative to the user and puts the functional significance of the environment center stage. The idea that art is an illusion divorced from real life must therefore be abandoned.


Cultural ReProducers: Ludic Landscapes and Political Parks: Revisiting Aldo Van Eyck in Mexico City

For fyck, although van Eyck placed his jumping stones sometimes in an irregular pattern or used stones of different heightshe often used identical stones that he placed in a figure-eight pattern Figure 2. In the Athens Charterle Corbusier opted for a massive ecyk of cities in which the functions of labor, living, and leisure are spatially segregated, and street life was reduced to traffic flows e.

A hugely influential Dutch architect and theorist, Aldo Van Eyck conducted a thirty-years-long — research through practice designing hundreds of public playgrounds in Amsterdam while working for the Urban Development Department.

There are two aspects of these playgrounds that we would like to emphasize. Later he also designed a popular and widely copied climbing dome, jumping stones, and a climbing mountain Figures 23. Affordances and the body: First and foremost, the playgrounds proposed a different conception of space. NAi Publishers7. From But does it float, who adds: A study on the gap-crossing affordances of jumping stones.

The Playground as Cultural Critique The playgrounds were not isolated architectural interventions. However, in many other play elements like the above-mentioned jumping stones and the dome, the distances tend to be equal, rendering the elements mainly interesting for children with matching action capabilities.

Human Structures and Architectural Archetypes: Aldo Van Eyck’s Playgrounds (1947 – 1978)

If the child rediscovers the city, the city will rediscover the child — ourselves. During WO II, many houses were destroyed and there were thus ample derelict sites that could serve this purpose.


The concept of affordances has already proved its mettle in the field of architecture e. How do we see the environment around us? And just because in the Buskenblaserstraat there is enough room for tossing and kicking balls around, kids have had to come up with playgrouunds rules that permit play without their being hit by cars. As we have seen, these playgrounds not only afforded children to play in the city of Amsterdam after World Vsn II and stimulated community lifethey were also of great architectural significance e.

Tumblr New and existing Tumblr users can connect with uncube and share our visual diary. Van Eyck intuited that such spatial ambiguities would also provoke children to engage with one another, toddlers tending aaldo help each other crawl and totter about. As van Eyck put it poetically: The purpose was to stimulate the minds of children. In the s and also, the American psychologist James Gibson developed an ecological approach to psychology. In the Netherlands, modernist urban planning and the growing anti-modernist spirit of revolt were to have a final confrontation in the Nieuwmarkt neighborhood in Amsterdam.

An exhibition of the work of Aldo van Eyck, Nils Norman and Yto Barrada – uncube

Covered with a rug, it became a hut. Much like Aldo van Eyck, he was deeply critical of the functionalist architecture of the postwar period. The Science of Play: In that context, also the notion of play gained symbolic importance.