After returning childhood visitors to the Museum of Decorative Arts of Paris (1er) last year with a giant ball pool, the New York design studio Snarkitecture recidivism. He even sees this time even bigger, with the creation of a playground in Hong Kong filled with several hundred huge plastic balls.

Place the giant balls so, installed on the port of Hong-Kong, on a playground surrounded by a metal cage partially shaded by a white canvas. Spheres of 1 diameter meters filled with air - 300 times more imposing than classics of the genre -, surrounded by a soft coating, identical to that of beach volleyballs. A way to dig a little more the theme of the sphere, a form often shunned in architecture that the Snarkitecture agency is committed to study. An immersive work that also probes the boundaries between art and architecture, the favorite subject of the three associates of the studio, graduates of prestigious New York Universities Columbia and Cooper Union.

"Spheres are an immediate sign of play. Visitors know they are invited to play inside Bounce.   Olivia Colson, Snarkitecture Workshop Manager

A research that also echoes the name of the studio, drawing inspiration from a poem by Lewis Carroll, The Hunting of The Snark, which describes "The impossible journey of an improbable team to find an inconceivable creature".

We only hope for one thing: that Snarkitecture's quest continues and continues to delight our child's soul.

To learn more, visit Snarkitecture the site

Photographs: DR

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