Billboard Swing Set



Architect Didier Faustino made Double Happiness out of an old billboard in New York City:

Double Happiness responds to the society of materialism where individual desires seem to be prevailing over all. This nomad piece of urban furniture allows the reactivation of different public spaces and enables inhabitants to reappropriate fragments of their city. They will both escape and dominate public space through a game of equilibrium and desequilibrium. By playing this “risky” game, and testing their own limits, two persons can experience together a new perception of space and recover an awareness of the physical world.


Link via Flavorwire | Artist's Website | Photo: Broken City Lab

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No more dangerous than a climbing frame - the dynamics of swinging mean that you can't throw yourself far forwards - you can have speed but low-down and only horizontal, or loft, but at zero speed so you just come downwards onto the net.

My kids would love one - if they see this they'll be pestering me to get the welder out.
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It doesn't look like this is in NYC, in fact on one of the linked-to pages, a commenter says it's in Hong Kong.

But damn if it was in NYC, I'd be on it instead of the internet right now.
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