When you think of toys, books, or virtually anything made for kids today, a slew of cartoon characters and action heroes probably comes to mind. Joey Ho Design, M4 Design Studio, and Brazilian architect, Guilherme Torres are among a few designers who have found a brilliant way to edit out all the media-imposed clichés in order to create thought provoking, interactive and vibrant spaces for children.
x+living explores the future layout of shopping malls with the newly launched neobio family park in hanghzou, china. following the success of the first neobio park, the shanghai-based architecture firm has now completed its successor, which occupies the first floor and atrium of the hangzhou star avenue phase II shopping mall. the project combines four major functional areas, each with multiple ‘accessory’ spaces, that transport kids in four completely different environments, tied together using a palette of pastel hues.