'Tangram Play Landscape'

  • A stepped square mound defines the centre of the space
  • Cast blocks emerge from the top of the mound
  • Jumping from block to block
  • Pyramid climbing frame
  • A tangram fish emerges from the hard surfacing
  • Smaller sea creatures embedded in the paving
  • The space is used in various ways
  • View from the end o f the park
  • A set of Oak puzzle blocks
  • The park won an Environmental Improvement Award
A stepped square mound defines the centre of the space1 Cast blocks emerge from the top of the mound2 Jumping from block to block3 Pyramid climbing frame4 5 A tangram fish emerges from the hard surfacing 6 Smaller sea creatures embedded in the paving7 The space is used in various ways8 9 10 View from the end o f the park11 A set of Oak puzzle blocks12 The park won an Environmental Improvement Award13
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A Tangram puzzle was used to generate all the elements of this 'Play Landscape', some figurative, others abstract. The forms fit an awkward triangular space in a small regenerated park off Portobello Road. The brief was for an imaginative landscape to be used by all ages; interesting to look at as well as explore. The vocabulary of shapes applies at all scales and developed my interest in fractal and modular patterns in space. Partially removed in 2012 (after 10 years) probably due to lack of maintenance. The fish survives.
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Project Summary

LocationTavistock Gardens,
London W11
Date2002
CommissionerNottinghill Housing Trust The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Budget£80-90K
Materials Oak sleepers, cast concrete, marble pebbles, concrete paving, coloured rubber surfacing, Kee Klamp tubular steel.

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