09.26.12

Check out these awesome Czech playground designs inspired by Sputnik

Paige Johnson at Playscapes dug up some bizarre playground designs from  Czechoslavakia in 1960.

In searching for more information on the intriguing satellite-inspired play structure by Zdeněk Němeček featured at the MoMA Century of the Child exhibition I found some fascinating references to a play design contest "Děti ve městě", organized in Czechoslavakia in 1960. Was this the Eastern bloc's answer to MoMA's 1954 playground sculpture competition?

They look like something out of Wallace & Grommit.