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Towards an innovation of playscape : example of materials and one application

Tahereh Nabavinia

Towards an innovation of playscape : example of materials and one application.

Rel. Liliana Bazzanella, Giuseppe Roccasalva. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura Per Il Progetto Sostenibile, 2015


Playing is one of the most important things that child suppose to do at outdoor and the time parents going to spend in order to playing with their child gives them lots of different ways to learn different important matters such as; confidence, love, happiness, develop social skills, language and communication, learn about caring for others and the environment, develop the physical skills and also connection and refine pathways in their brain. Unfortunately, Nowadays; less sporting and physical activity cause to child fall in lots of problems that the extra weight is one of that and cause to serious health risk amongst children. On the other hand, spending more and more time on passive activities at indoor like computer games and internet Entertainments.

There are many solutions to this problem; one of them would be a new and creative playscapes which lead to combine computer games and traditional, physical outdoor play. The other one could be a playscape which influenced by children who live near the site.

This study shows the importance of research on playscapes and its influence on health of society with considering the sustainability in outdoor playscapes. Also; comparing two different methodology of design in two different real case studies:

- Designing playscape with considering new technologies based on academic studies in proposed site in San Mauro city.

- Designing playscape with considering field studies which gained from children who lived near the proposed site in Volpiano city.

Relators: Liliana Bazzanella, Giuseppe Roccasalva
Publication type: Printed
Subjects: A Architettura > AF Buildings and equipment for leisure, social activities, sport
G Geografia, Antropologia e Luoghi geografici > GG Piemonte
U Urbanistica > UC Giardini
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura Per Il Progetto Sostenibile
Classe di laurea: UNSPECIFIED
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/3124


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Play and playscape

2.1 Definition of play

2.2 Outdoor playscape

2.3 Playscape and disable children

Chapter 3: Play ground materials

3.1 Materials for floor

3.1.1 Sand:

3.1.2 Pea Gravel

3.1.3 Wood Chips

3.1.4 Engineered Wood Fiber

3.1.5 Rubber Crumb (Shredded Tires)

3.1.6 Tiles

3.2 Innovative materials for furniture in playscape

3.2.1 Cable Reels

3.2.2 Wood utility poles

3.2.3 Tires

Chapter 4: Some samples of famous playgrounds

4.1 Kids Plaza Osaka: a museum for children and fun for the whole family

4.2 Diana Memorial Playground

4.3 Woods of Net / Tezuka Architects

4.4 Small unexpected playscapes

Chapter 5: Case Study (1), San Mauro Torinese

5.1 Population of San Mauro Torinese between 2001-2013

5.2 San Mauro Torinese

5.2.1 Elaboration of regional and urban analysis

5.2.2 SWOT Analysis:

5.3 Start of design

5.4 Design of playscape in San Mauro Torinese

5.4.1 Main Goals:

5.4.2 Some examples for local conditions

5.4.3 Designing for group age 1-5 years old

5.4.4 Designing for group age 6-13 years old

5.4.5 Designing for group age 14-18 years old

5.4.6 Smart urban furniture

Chapter 6: Case Study (2), Volpiano

6.1 Population of Volpiano(2013)

6.2 Methodology of design

6.2.1. The painted sketches of children

6.2.2 Collected letters to mayor

6.3 Designing based on kids requests

6.4 Elaboration of regional and urban analysis

6.5 SWOT Analysis

6.6 Design of playscape in Volpiano

6.6.1 Main Goals

6.6.2 Sustainable design

Chapter 7: Conclusion



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