Extremely pointed garden room features a treehouse-like design and a climbing wall

A climbing wall, a study and a bedroom are all contained within this Brisbane house extension, designed by Phorm Architecture + Design to be reminiscent of a treehouse. Described by the studio as a “detached residential extension”, the Taringa Treehouse is built under the shelter of a tree, in the backyard of a property in the Queensland city. The tree is one of a row

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Walls with integrated furniture and yellow nooks encourage play in Madrid school

Children can nestle into yellow alcoves and pull wooden furniture out of the walls at this school in Madrid by Rica Studio, which uses play to teach the English language. Local architects Rica Studio designed the two-storey Madrid flagship of the English for Fun linguistic school, aiming to booster the schoolchildren’s creativity, imaginations and stimulate all five senses. The centre

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Tiny Heirloom micro cabin boasts spilt-level living space and a climbing wall

A climbing wall covers one side of this small mobile home by American company Tiny Heirloom. Designed for “adventure wherever you go”, the micro home can be attached to the back of a vehicle like a trailer or caravan, and towed to the desired location. Along one of its longer sides is a moulded rock wall

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Norwegian climbing centre by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter resembles a snow-capped mountain

The jagged form of this climbing centre by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter is covered in grey, brown and white shingles that reference a snow-covered mountain behind the building (+ slideshow). The Reiulf Ramstad’s Oslo-based studio designed the Norwegian Mountaineering Centre for a spot on the edge of a harbour in Åndalsnes, a town in Norway’s Romsdalen Valley. The building comprises a tall, angular volume More

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Climbing wall provides roof access at Cache Creek Residence by Carney Logan Burke

A climbing wall runs up one side of this corrugated metal-clad house in Jackson, Wyoming, by local architecture firm Carney Logan Burke (+ slideshow). Cache Creek Residence was designed for a long-time resident who wanted a cost-effective, modern house to contrast with the “tired, pedestrian neighbourhood” in the east of the city. Tasked with making More

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MVRDV and Adept team up on community centre that invites grownups to play

Mazes, slides, nets, fireman’s poles and climbing walls all feature inside this Copenhagen community centre, designed by architecture studios MVRDV and Adept to encourage adults to be more active (+ slideshow). Opening today, the Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement offers a wide assortment of physical activities, including sport, mediation, dance and parkour – a practice that encompasses running, climbing and jumping. More

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Children’s centre with a dipping roof by Dorte Mandrup encloses a Copenhagen courtyard

One corner of this aluminium-clad children’s centre in Copenhagen by Danish architect Dorte Mandrup dips down to let sunlight pass into a courtyard behind. The Ama’r Children’s Culture House is situated in the Øresundsvej neighbourhood of Amager, Copenhagen’s most densely populated island. The L-shaped volume is fixed at either end to two existing brick blocks to form a continuous loop More

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