Photo credit: SKNYPL
Design firm SKNYPL has proposed a unique inflatable structure for the Seoul Hall of Urbanism & Architecture in South Korea, called “New Korean Garden”. It was created specifically for the Seoul Maru Competition and aims to be a gathering space for Seoul citizens as well as tourists who just want an interesting spot to capture a photo or two for an Instagram post.
In actuality, this is no playground, but rather a place that personifies the Korean garden, complete with colors and shapes that are intertwined with plants, stones, as well as hills to form the theory of harmony. The balloon-like structures are all made from ETFE (a fluorine-based plastic) material and then filled with air for lightness and mobility. Its “field of relax” is the main attraction, a place where people can just lay back and people watch or just read a book.
Whether it be a playground for children, gathering spot for friends, or even a meeting space for companies looking for an alternative to a stuffy room, the New Korean Garden should work out perfectly. Plus, some of the inflatables can be hung off the sides, giving businesses a chance to advertise without ruining the atmosphere.