reading net turns libraries into hanging learning labs
nov 13, 2013
reading net turns libraries into hanging learning labs

reading net turns libraries into hanging learning labs
all images courtesy of playoffice




encouraging learning through dynamic spaces, spanish creative studio playoffice has designed the ‘reading net’, a meshed fabric suspended from the architecture of a family library, that acts as a second-level reading range. the hanging web is tautly attached to the railings of a lofted path, and — as both children and adults climb onto the woven expanse — they can both lounge and learn on the buoyant surface. kids can bring books, games, and homework to the knowledge nest, while parents downstairs can watch from below. ‘reading net’ transforms a traditional home into an interactive, educational place and develops emotional intelligence through cohabitation.



children bring books and games to the reading net



a view of the second-level reading range



‘reading net’ transforms a traditional home into an educational space



the hanging web develops emotional intelligence through cohabitation



the net can be used for lying, lounging, or sitting



two levels allow for interaction between family members and friends



kids can bring books and homework to the suspended net, while parents downstairs can watch from below



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