re-activating the city park

oosterpark play garland is a part of oosterpark’s renovation project which is one of the oldest parks of amsterdam. 

this 88 meters long play object is designed by the landscape architects carve for the children. situated in the north-west corner of the citypark, its located in front of the open air school which is also a municipal monument.

the form consists of rise ups and dives with twists and turns, and subtly tells you what to do with its saturated and live colors. 

the inviting appearance of the structure takes attention of every people from every age, triggers creativity and activates the city park again. 

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photos & text: dilan saray

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canal houses as an alternative

in amsterdam, it’s very rare to see a new building under construction.

this is a way of keeping the population under control. they want to protect what they already have and just make do with it. some people live in habitable containers. another alternative as living spaces is these canal houses.

the canal houses seem very attractive but during the winter, especially when the canals are frozen, the heating problems make them very hard to live in.