Design Blocks

Isamu Noguchi -Playground

Posted on: July 28, 2011

I have been meaning to post about the modern Isamu Noguchi designed playground in Atlanta for a while. Over spring break my husband and I visited Atlanta again and I finally made it to to view this wonderful play area. In our field Mr. Noguchi is better known for this furniture piece.

{Boomerang table via The Noguchi Museum}

It is important to note that Isamu Noguchi was actually a sculptor with a dedication to public works. I encourage you all to visit the Noguchi Museum website to learn more about him and view his works! This is actually the only playground designed by Noguchi that was ever built. I found this description of the playground via Bluffington University website:

“Noguchi designed sculptural play equipment for all of his playground designs, including this spiral slide. His playgrounds provide a place of exploration rather than one of regimented play, telling the child what to do.”


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