Swing Time

Edited by Roberta De Monte roberta.demonte@positive-magazine.com

Design by Höweler + Yoon

Images courtesy of John Horner Photography

Swing Time is an interactive playscape created by the architectural firm Höweler + Yoon, based in Boston, and composed of 20 ring-shaped swings.  The elements have a circular form and are composed mainly of polypropylene parts welded together in the shape of ring and designed in three different sizes.

Swing Time

 

Swing Time

 

The swings are illuminated by a LED system regulated by custom micro-controllers, which, through an accelerometer placed inside the structure, manages the brightness level according to the movements. This means that when the swings are static they emit a soft and white light, when they are in motion, however, the light switches from white to purple.

Swing Time

Swing Time

 

The installation has been designed to create a temporary urban park in Boston, between the Boston Convention, the Exhibition Centre and D Street. The purpose is to create a zone of play, meeting and community, inviting users to interact with each other.

Swing Time

 

 

 

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