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Brief Published: 2 Sep 2011

Pop-Up Playground


PlayMo – a pop-up ‘playground’ designed by Melbourne-based architecture collective City Leaks – is elevating the humble plastic milk crate into an architectural tool in the hope of engaging with creativity-inspired urbanites.

Chosen because they reflect the installation’s location in the heart of Melbourne’s coffee culture, the recycled milk crates have been transformed into building blocks for the temporary structure. A ‘deposit box’ where visitors can leave notes and comments for the designers forms an integral part of the work, with their favourite comment to date reading: “You are a 3D Banksy”.

The building technique and philosophy behind PlayMo has also just travelled to Aarhus in Denmark for the Bellastock architecture and design festival, where the group built an ephemeral city from beer crates.