15 Radical Kids' Climbing and Sliding Spaces by

Issue 63 · Do-It-Yourself · March 14, 2013

15 Radical Kids' Climbing and Sliding Spaces

Issue 63 · Do-It-Yourself · March 14, 2013

We know we're not the only ones with childhood dreams of hidden passageways, slides, and ladders. Here are 16 radical indoor spaces that fulfill those dreams and help burn off excess energy:

Sliding Bed in the Children's Room, Remodelista

Above: A short slide in a girls' bedroom; photo via Milk Magazine.

Scandinavian Kids' Hanging Wall, Remodelista

Above: A white ladder functions as a climbing wall; photo via Mrs. Jones.

Alex Michaelis' Children's Stairway Slide, Remodelista

Above: London architect Alex Michaelis created a slide for his children in his city house. For more, see 10 Radical Staircases for Tight Spaces.

East Village Penthouse Metal Slide, Remodelista

Above: A slide in an East Village penthouse designed by Turret Collaborative Architects.

Climbing Wall in Melrose from OWI, Remodelista

Above: A loft space in Los Angeles, photographed by June and John Brown for OWI.

Fire Poles as Play Structures, Remodelista

Above L: A sliding pole via My Scandinavian Retreat. Above R: A house in London designed by Anita Kaushal.

Climbing Wall in Children's Room in New York, Remodelista

Above: The climbing wall in a child's room in New York also adds colorful accents to the room. Image via AlignedNYC. See more at 5 Favorites: Children's Climbing Walls.

Wood Slide in a House in Nakameguro, Remodelista

Above: A built-in slide in a house in Nakameguro, Japan, by Level Architects.

Indoor Climbing Ladders for Kids, Remodelista

Above L: An indoor climbing ladder photographed by Louis Lemaire. Above R: A ladder in a home designed by Gustave Carlson in Inverness (R).

Indoor Climbing Wall by Feldman Architecture, Remodelista

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

Skyhouse Indoor Slide for Children, Remodelista

Above: An indoor steel slide in Skyhouse, a Manhattan penthouse designed by David Hotson. Photograph via Dezeen.

Skyhouse Indoor Climbing Wall for Kids, Remodelista

Above: A climbing wall in the upper rafters at David Hotson's Skyhouse in Lower Manhattan. Photograph via Dezeen.

Concrete Slide in Jakarta, Indonesia, Remodelista

Above: A concrete slide in Playhouse, a house near Jakarta designed by Indonesian architects Aboday.

Interior Climbing Wall in Bergen, Norway, Remodelista

Above: An interior climbing wall in Bergen, Norway, by Saunders Architecture via ArchDaily.

For rock climbers in the making, see 5 Favorites: Children's Climbing Walls for even more indoor and outdoor climbing walls.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on November 27, 2009.

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