Chop Stick: Giant swing set and concession stand made from 100 foot poplar tree

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Chop Stick

Architects Anders Berensson and Ulf Mejergren of VisionDivision from Sweden have been commissioned to design Chop Stick, a concession stand for 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. They “sacrificed” a beautiful 100 foot poplar, to demonstrate how to make something new efficiently and respectfully. (Pics)

 

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Children’s Playground Replaced With Brick Wall

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Just another brick in the wall?

When an ageing playground was dismantled by workmen, people living nearby expected new swings, slides and climbing frames. What they ended up with was . . . a brick wall. The old play equipment in Audenshaw’s Shepley Wood Park was taken away two years ago. Town hall chiefs promised to replace it with brand-new facilities.

But when the plug was pulled on government funding last year, the council was forced to think again. Now it has now replaced the equipment – with a wall for kids to kick a ball against. Eileen Pritchard, whose house overlooks the park, said: “We can’t believe what we’re seeing…

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