From the Publisher. Seventy new designs for public spaces of recreation from around the globe. From Vito Acconci Studio's Skateboard Park in San Juan, to SHoP's East River Project in New York City, to muf art and architecture's Barking Town Square in London, to the Santa Fe Railroad Park by Ken Smith Landscape Architect, Frederic Schwartz Architects, and Mary Miss, these spaces are some of the most imaginative works around. Stripped from the structural constraints and serious programs of so many building types, the projects here are designed for fun.
A broad range of creative experts, including Paola Antonelli, Janet Abrams, Michael Bierut, Susan T. Rodriguez, Steven Johnson, and Diana Balmori have contributed their thoughts in a series of roundtable discussions, printed in this publication. The list of contributors reads like a who’s who of design: Stan Allen, Martha Schwartz, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, David Adjaye, and many more.