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The LEGO Play Pond

Kaohsiung city, Taiwan | 2015


Making home life fun

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赤子之心在蘊含歡笑的池中激盪出陣陣色彩斑斕的漣漪,純粹的元件堆砌出綺麗的空間想像,令人忘卻居家的定義,既如想像中的夢幻島令人嚮往超脫現實的,亦如刻畫在腦中的童年回憶般真實。乘載嬉戲因子的水池,幻化成藏覓樂高與生活物件的秘密洞穴,樂高板上的相片與玩具上演著屬於他們自己的人生故事。

In this Lego Play Pond, a creative imagination can generate countless colorful “ripples.” Simple components combine to create imaginative spaces with great visual appeal. The whole concept of home life is redefined, with the appearance of a “magical island” that surpasses mundane reality, and which seems to bring childhood memories to life. Embodying immense potential for fun and enjoyment, the Lego Play Pond represents a “secret cave” that can be used for storing Lego and other items; the photos and toys displayed on the Lego boards portray their own distinctive life stories.

 
 

The round sofa, with its central depression resembling a swimming pool or ball pit, creates a summertime atmosphere, while the light refracting through the glass makes the smaller round depression at the side seem like a pond, the reflections in which create optical illusions through the play of light on the surface. Below the “pond” are spaces for the householder to store wine or Lego; the elevated floor surface has room underneath for drawers that can be used for storage purposes, enhancing the functionality of the design. The variation in the height of the floor encourages new kinds of utility and new types of interaction between family members, by overturning – in a “storylike” way – preconceived ideas about how people should move through a residential space.

以高低差形成如游泳池亦或是球池下凹圓型沙發,充滿夏日氛圍,一旁的下凹圓洞因玻璃反射如池塘般,倒影形成波光粼粼的錯覺,而池塘之下,則是屋主的紅酒收藏,與樂高收藏,利用架高的空間增加的抽屜使架高的地板更具機能性。地坪的高低錯落形成家庭成員與眾不同的互動關聯與機能,如故事起伏般,顛覆既定的居家動線。

 

The swimming-pool-style handrail at the entrance, and the aquamarine tiles just inside the entrance, hint at the playful nature of this residential space. The differing assemblages of Lego set off the stairs and drawers to great effect, as well as the surfboard-shaped moveable bar-top, providing inspiration for a home life that combines practicality with a sense of fun. The wall surfaces, which have concrete gray as their basic color tone, help to give the orange kitchen fittings and the indigo sofa an even more striking visual appeal. The cave-like downward-sloping design ensures that every corner of the structure creates a spatial effect evocative of a “secret base.” In the bedroom, the use of white as the basic color enhances the sense of fun that the blue and yellow tones give off. When Lego is brought from lively public spaces into private spaces, a softening of the visual effect created by the Lego elements provides the tranquility required in a bedroom.

從入口的泳池扶手搭配水藍色瓷磚的玄關就已透漏居住空間的玩性。不同面相堆疊的樂高,融合階梯或是抽屜,與衝浪板意象的活動吧檯,有存在感的融入玩味的居家生活當中,水泥為基調的立面,廚具的亮橘、沙發的靛藍更顯跳脫。下凹如洞穴的結構,讓每個角落都形成秘密基地的空間感受。臥室中白色的基底,將藍與黃襯托出活潑的玩味感。當樂高從活潑要動的公共空間進入私領域,樂高元素擷取與柔和化,符合臥室空間所需的靜謐。