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|Playable Journey . Yoho|
Located at the Yoho mall in Yuen Long, Hong Kong, a residential area where many young families reside, "playable art" was an interactive artwork that combines "arts", "fun" and "community".
LAAB believes that arts and architecture should not be something that are out of touch. With this principle, we created "Playable Arts" to enhance not only human interaction but also interaction between humans and arts as well. We also want to change the idea that "playing" is only for kids because adults too, deserve fun. As a result, we created a set of interactive artwork that invites "kidults" (i.e., adults and kids) to play with our artwork.
In this outdoor space, we used the architecture languages of dots, ovals, and spheres to create four pieces of playable art - "Color Circus", "Flying Roof", "Infinite Loop", "Rocking Boom".
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