This climbing wall, located within the back of the garden of a striking London home, is entirely the work of the house's contractor (and not the architect). He relished a chance to step outside the architects plans and design an aspect of the house himself.
An architect designed this whimsical bunk bed and playhouse for her two daughters as part of their stained cedar-clad home. The spaces are organized in such a way that they can play independently or together.
Danish furniture and product designer Nina Tolstrup, who works under the name Studiomama, conceived a huge, freestanding medium-density fiberboard (MDF) cube punctured with circular windows that acts as her children’s playroom inside her London home.
This massive design is crafted out of several large sections of painted MDF and secured to the ceiling to keep it from toppling. It divides the beds of two young children (one sleeps above, the other below) while providing shared play space and a built-in desk for schoolwork and drawing. A hidden staircases and peepholes abound to create a fantastical modern playground.
It's not technically a playset but we couldn't help but include it. As part of this sprawling family-friendly design, the client requested a rope play feature for her two children at the home's lowest deck.