As part of an interactive installation at a kid's summer camp in New Hampshire last summer, Supermass Studio landscape architect Taewook Cha has designed a set of musical swings. A collaboration between Cha, Sage and Coombe Architects and the camp, the project evolved from the idea of a kinetic sculpture into a simple set of wooden swings connected to circular, embossed steel chimes. The further out a rider swung, the more tension in the line, creating an interactive playground piece.
A classic tree swing hangs in the idyllic yard of this renovated home southeast of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
A hanging bed serves as a "nap swing" for the family members of this shared, communal lakeside vacation home in Ontario, Canada.
At one of two rooftop gardens at this unconventional Fisher Island prefab, a traditional East Coast trellis shades a relaxing hammock.
This 18th-century flat in Barcelona boasts a cozy outdoor space with a slender hammock, and orange and fuchsia pillows that harmonize with the home's historic white walls.
A dramatically sloped piece of land in Kansas City, Missouri, resulted in a raised home for the Arnold family. The home's stilts structure a sheltered enclave, perfect for swinging. Photo by Mike Sinclair.
At this breezy beach house in California, a small deck on the second-level forms a shaded alcove below for a hammock.