Another new project

From Public Play Space Community


Höweler + yoon architecture

Boston, usa, 2014
Purpose Activation.pngActivation
Purpose Interconnection.pngInterconnection
Purpose Collaberating.pngCollaborating
Purpose Raise awareness.pngRaise Awareness
Purpose Educate.pngEducate
Purpose Visualise needs.pngVisualize Needs
Purpose Simulate impact of decisions.pngSimulate Impact of Decisions
Purpose Decision making.pngDecision Making
Purpose Designing.pngDesigning
Co-Creation Co-analysis.pngCo-Analysis
Co-Creation Co-design.pngCo-Design
Co-Creation Co-implementation.pngCo-Implementation
Co-Creation Co-maintenance.pngCo-Maintenance
Co-Creation Co-monitoring.pngCo-Monitoring
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Outcome Decision making.pngDecision Making
Outcome Knowledge.pngKnowledge
Outcome Assesment.pngAssessment
Outcome Design.pngDesign
Outcome Inclusion.pngInclusion
Outcome Awareness.pngAwareness
Outcome Partnership.pngPartnership
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Mechanics Alternitive reality.pngAlternative Reality
Mechanics Role play.pngRole Play
Mechanics Rule based play.pngRule Based Play
Mechanics Location based.pngLocation Based
Mechanics Simulations.pngSimulations
Mechanics Mapping.pngMapping
Mechanics Geolocation.pngGeolocation
Mechanics Hypothesis.pngHypothesis
Mechanics Metagame.pngMetagame
Technology & Tools Analoge Tangibles.pngAnaloge Tangibles
Technology & Tools AR VR.pngAR / VR
Technology & Tools Audio Visual.pngAudio Visual
Technology & Tools Data AI.pngData AI
Technology & Tools Data Collection Visualization.pngData Collection/Visualization
Technology & Tools Digital Interface.pngDigital Interface
Technology & Tools Mobile.pngMobile
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Aesthetics Sensation.pngSensation
Aesthetics Imagination.pngImagination
Aesthetics Assemblage.pngAssemblage
Aesthetics Pysical activity construction.pngPhysical Activity / Construction
Aesthetics Realism.pngRealism
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Scale Metropolitan.png Metropolitan
Scale City.png City
Scale District.png District
Scale Neighbourhood.png Neighbourhood
Scale Street.png Street
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Audience Community.png Community
Audience Planning expert.png Planning Expert
Audience Stakeholders.png Audience Stakeholders
Audience Policy Makers.png Policy Makers
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Scope Individual.png Individual
Scope Small group.png Small Group
Scope Larger group.png Small Group
Scope Crowd.png Crowd
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Swing Time is a temporary installation developed within the framework of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority’s urban renewal initiative. The installation integrates energy generation and plays, demonstrating the relation between production and consumption.

The urban playscape is composed of 18 welded polypropylene swings, which hang under a customfabricated solar canopy. The swings are designed in three different sizes so that the community can engage and play with Swing Time as individuals or in groups.

Swing Time uses solar energy harvested from a series of photovoltaic cells that translate UV rays into electrical illumination.

Responsive in real-time to environmental conditions, the playscape’s illumination corresponds to a daily accumulation of solar power, translating UV rays into a visual register that indexes the abundance of solar energy. Photovoltaic cells integrated into the canopy capture and store solar energy during daylight hours. Through an automated system, the accumulated energy is distributed into LED lights located on the swings.

Moreover, accelerometers installed within each swing directly respond to the acceleration forces and tilt exerted by users.

When the swings are not moving, they emit soft White light, thanks to the energy collected during the day.

As the swings increase in momentum from a static position, a microcontroller adjusts the LED output through a gradient scale from white blue to purple.

The responsive elements of Swing Time invite users to interact with the swings and with each other. The overall theme of Swing Time is to entice people of all ages to engage in active public play. Public play creates a community laboratory and raises awareness of energy consumption and production

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