Um, can we have more play structures like this on our continent, please? This eyecatching piece (found in a park in Copenhagen, of course) proves that jungle gyms and public art don't have to be mutually exclusive.
Commissioned in 2009 by the Copenhagen International Wood Festival (yes, there is such a thing), Organic Cube was created by Danish architect Søren Korsgaard, who specializes in designing this kind of parabolic structure, often on a much larger scale.
What we love about this structure, other than how amazingly fun it looks, is the attention to detail in considering what to do with the excess materials from the cuts. Rather than considering them construction waste, the architects used the bits and scraps of wood to fashion smaller cubes nearby for sitting and playing on.
Sure, there's definitely still a place for traditional North American playground equipment in our parks, but can't we have a little bit of both?
See more photos at Architizer.
(Images: Søren Korsgaard)