ISSUE 34  |  Children's Summer

5 Favorites: Children’s Climbing Walls

August 22, 2012 8:30 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

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Rainy days take on new meaning when your children can literally climb the walls. Here are five ingenious walls we think could keep multiple family members happy, busy and fit.

Above: Norwegian designer Kaja Osholm Kjolas developed a kit of Y-shaped branches that allow for an endless number of configurations. Image via Handmade Charlotte.

Above: Japanese design firm Nendo constructed a climbing wall using an eclectic mix of baroque picture frames, mirrors, deer heads, bird cages, and flower vases in Omotesando, an upscale shopping center in Tokyo. Image via My Modern Met.

Above: The climbing wall in a child's room in New York also adds colorful accents to the room. Image via AlignedNYC.

Above: This climbing wall by Feldman Architecture allows a child to climb to the next floor. Photo by Joe Fletcher.

Above: Shades of Green Landscape Architecture incorporated a climbing wall into the garden wall. Image via Houzz.

N.B. See 10 Radical Staircases for Tight Spaces for more climbing inspiration.