, English, Book, Illustrated edition: Aldo van Eyck: the playgrounds and the city / edited by, Liane Lefaivre, Ingeborg de Roode ; texts, Rudi Fuchs [et al.]. Aldo Van Eyck: Designing For Children, Playgrounds [Anja Novak, Debbie other equipment in his radical, charming recreation of the city into a space for play. Climbing frames, arches, igloos, tumbling bars, jumping stones, and climbing walls all found their way into unsightly wastelands and boring squares thanks to.

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This intuition was elaborated in the making of the Buskenblaserstraat park. Geschiedenis, voorspel en betekenis van een beweging in de kunst van na de tweede wereldoorlog. And by doing so, he planted the seed of a line of research that continues to fascinate us.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. An ecological stance on risk and safe behaviors in children: Her films of Tangier juxtapose images of children playing in a semi-derelict playground with the booming new developments happening in the city.

Moreover, when the children were asked to rate how much they enjoyed playing on the configurations, they reported that they anf the non-standardized configuration better. Hence, with his emphasis on children and their playing Aldo van Eyck stood in a long tradition.

Aldo van Eyck and the City as Play­ground – MO

As Gibson had already emphasized, a single object can afford different behaviors to an animal. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates— Also in the context of architecture the concept of affordances has proved its mettle, both in the analysis of the built environment and in the design of it.


Everybody claims to own the right to their own image, especially in the developed world, and fears of litigation have made the tradition of public photography almost redundant. Different elements of the playgrounds represented a break with the past. A playground on every street corner was just a first step on the journey to the “ludic city”: Tumblr New and existing Alddo users can connect with uncube and share our visual diary. Looking back, we can see that the ingredients for this shift were already present in the playgrounds.

No eBook available Amazon. Volume of CatalogusStedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Descriptive and evaluative judgment processes: Toward an Ecological Psychology.

The focus on how space could be appropriated, stood in clear opposition to the prevailing modernist conception of space in architecture, most famously formulated by Giedion in his classic Space, Time and Architecture. Aiming at fostering social behavior and communication, van Eyck created many little squares and meeting places in his building that afforded and invited children to play together or to meet with the caregivers.

The verb to afford is found in the dictionary; but the noun affordances is not.

Though largely disappeared, defunct and forgotten today, these playgrounds represent one of the most emblematic of architectural interventions in a pivotal time: De Bezige Bij, Amsterdam. As Alfo started his landmark book The ecological approach to visual perception. Or they can climb an the top via the sliding part using their hand and feet. This approach aimed to understand how animals, including human-beings, perceive and act in their environment. How to feel at home in the modern city, this machine of mass rationalization?


From inside the book. In that context, also the notion of play gained symbolic importance.

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Van Cityy intuited that such spatial ambiguities would also provoke children to engage with one another, toddlers tending to help each other crawl and totter about. Somehow they served as a powerful synthesis, a distillation of some of the most interesting motives that resonated amongst the last avant-gardes in that interesting time span when modernism came under heavy fire, but the general disillusionment of the postmodernist era was nowhere yet in sight.

Inthe architect Aldo van Eyck built his first playground in Amsterdam, on the Bertelmanplein. He coined these possibilities affordancesand defined them as follows. However, the goal he had was ambitious.