zuiderzee museum - The former artificial island at the Zuiderzeemuseum in Enkhuizen will be... - realization: 2015
client: zuiderzee museum, enkhuizen
tags: -
team - ‘from product design to landscape design’ - tags: -
carve SG - Carve Pte. Ltd. 1 sims lane #04-02 singapore 387355 t +65 6398 1558 f +65... - tags: -
carve NL - Carve Kortenaerplein 34 1057 NE Amsterdam t +31 (0)20 427 57 11 f +31... - tags: -
office - Carve is a design and engineering bureau that focuses on the planning and... - tags: -
10th chinese garden expo - ‘happy hill’ - tags: park, exposition -
amstelmeer school - ‘a village square in the neighbourhood’ - realization: 2014
client: SPIN foundation
tags: sport, timber, climbing, participation, urban, school -
zorlu center - ‘otherwordly shapes, colours and an unprecedented play experience’ - realization: 2014
client: zorlu center
tags: park, concrete, timber, climbing, steel, urban, disabled -
playislands amsterdam forest - - realization: 2014
client: municipality of amsterdam
tags: park, water, timber, climbing, participation -
ready: playislands - ‘floating islands, rope bridges and tree trunks’ - tags: park, water, timber, climbing, nature -
prizes 2002 - 2014 - ‘overview prizes and nominations’ - tags: -
laan van spartaan - ‘curling up to more than five meter height’ - realization: 2014
client: municipality of amsterdam
tags: magenta, timber, climbing, orange, participation, steel, urban -
lecture craftsmanship - On the 21st of March, Elger Blitz will give a lecture at Architecture Centre... - tags: -
lot k - ‘designing public space and a building as a unity’ - realization: 2014
client: municipality of the hague
tags: concrete, sport, magenta, skate, participation, steel, urban -
gardens by the bay - ‘two playtrees’ - tags: park, climbing, steel -
publications 2014 - ‘published projects’ - tags: -
the staircases of strijp-s - The Dutch Design Week, this October, was official inauguration of the first... - tags: blue, steel, urban -
urban intervention award - Carve has been selected in two of the three categories of the Urban... - tags: -
interlace - ‘to play is to learn from mimicking eachother’ - realization: 2013
client: playpoint
tags: park, blue, climbing, steel, urban -
zorlu center - under construction - ‘panoramaview on the bosphorus’ - tags: park, concrete, timber, climbing, steel, urban -
Strijp-S - The Dutch Design Week was the official inauguration of the first staircase of... - realization: 2013
client: DNC vastgoed
tags: blue, concrete, steel, urban -
ILAM lecture - End of June, Elger Blitz gave a lecture in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he... - tags: -
lucas community - ‘creating a toolbox’ - realization: 2013
client: urbaniahoeve
in collaboration with:: urbaniahoeve
tags: park, timber, participation, urban -
urban agriculture - ‘the pergola of woven metal poles is overgrown with Wisteria’ - tags: park, timber, participation, steel, urban -
billie holiday - ‘the edges of the object continuously transform’ - realization: 2013
client: municipality of the hague
tags: park, blue, concrete, disabled -
osdorp oever - ‘the structure is placed between the trees’ - realization: 2013
client: municipality of amsterdam
tags: park, climbing, orange, steel, urban -
osdorp oever - almost ready - ‘minimal interventions at ground level’ - tags: park, climbing, orange, steel, urban -
exhibition in slovakia - Quality of landscape architecture in Slovakia is, according to the curators of... - tags: -
lot k – start of construction - ‘the furniture is ready already’ - tags: magenta, steel, urban -
wellington new zealand - ‘an exhibition of play furniture, playscapes and play-objects’ - tags: exposition -
genk, de hooiplaats - - realization: 2013
client: city of genk
tags: skate -
publications 2013 - ‘published projects’ - tags: -
lectures - ‘overview of lectures and talks’ - tags: -
tree tower - Finally, the tree tower is being installes at the ecological playground in the... - tags: -
garden of the north - ‘a source, a 'polder' and a valley’ - realization: 2012
client: municipality of leiden
tags: park, concrete, water, skate, nature, urban -
Root Down & Reach Up - The team of Carve and AECOM has been selected for the final round of the... - tags: -
nature playground sloterplas - ‘floating platforms, tree trunks and a cable ferrie’ - realization: 2012
client: municipality of amsterdam
tags: park, water, timber, climbing, nature -
talent campus venlo - ‘a fluid communication and exchange’ - realization: 2012
client: municipality of venlo
tags: sport, timber, climbing, urban, school -
goeverneurplein - ‘urban renewal area’ - realization: 2012
client: municipality of dordrecht
tags: concrete, sport, participation, urban -
lelycities - ‘prishtina, skopje, liverpool, marseille and bilbao’ - tags: urban, research -
nytt djervt frekt - New, challenging, courageous. Under this title, on 23 and 24 March, the trade... - tags: -
safety grass - Showroom MAMA has asked carve to participate in the Designers Against Aids... - tags: -
daalmeer - - realization: 2012
client: municipality of alkmaar
tags: skate -
publication 2012 - ‘published projects’ - tags: -
dreamhamar - On invitation of Ecosistema Urbano, Carve is contributing with an on-site... - tags: -
zuiderzee museum - The former artificial island at the Zuiderzeemuseum in Enkhuizen will be... - tags: -
bijlmerpark - ‘the esplanade embraces different elements’ - realization: 2011
client: municipality of amsterdam
in samenwerking met:: marie-laure hoedemakers
tags: park, water, sport, magenta, skate, climbing, participation, steel, urban -
blokhoeve - ‘two worlds are united in one object’ - realization: 2011
client: municipality of nieuwegein
in collaboration with: dijk&co landschapsarchitectuur
tags: park, skate, timber -
het kompas - ‘comprehensive, social and motor skills’ - realization: 2011
client: municipality of haarlemmermeer
tags: sport, timber, climbing, disabled, school -
child friendly cities - Every five years the Association of Netherlands Municipalities nominates five... - tags: -
lectures Singapore - Invited by Playpoint Singapore, Elger Blitz has given several lectures in... - tags: -
publication 2011 - ‘published projects’ - tags: -
What's up, what's down. Cultural catalysts in urban space - In a group of 20 architects, urban planners, artists, designers and critics,... - tags: -
vondelpark canopywalk - ‘in summer, the walkway is almost invisible between the leafy trees’ - realization: 2010
client: municipality of amsterdam
tags: park, timber, climbing, nature -
vondeltowers - ‘an opening splits the volume into two equal parts’ - realization: 2010
client: municipality of amsterdam
tags: park, timber, climbing, nature -
potgieterstraat - ‘an anchor for neighbourhood interaction’ - realization: 2010
client: municipality of amsterdam
tags: water, participation, urban -
melis stokepark - ‘playing together doesn't mean playing next to each other’ - realization: 2010
client: municipality of the hague
prizes: child- and family friendly Initiatives prize 2011
tags: park, blue, timber, climbing, urban, disabled -
van campenvaart - ‘a playground where the difference in play between children with and without disabilities is eliminated’ - realization: 2010
client: municipality of the Hague
prizes: child- and family friendly Initiatives Prize 2011
tags: park, climbing, urban, disabled -
kwadrantpark - ‘the distinction between able and disabled children is reduced’ - realization: 2010
client: municipality of haarlemmermeer
in collaboration with: marie-laure hoedemakers
tags: park, sport, skate, disabled -
van beuningenplein - ‘regained its position as important link and meeting place in the district’ - realization: 2010
client: municipality of amsterdam
in collaboration with: dijk & co landschapsarchitecten and concrete
tags: blue, concrete, water, sport, skate, climbing, steel, urban, disabled -
meerpark - ‘a collectively used sport-park’ - realization: 2010
client: municipality of amsterdam
tags: park, water, climbing, orange, nature -
poeloever - - realization: 2010
client: municipality
tags: park, nature -
internship - ‘looking for talented interns’ - tags: -
A8erna awarded with the Routepluim 2008 - A8erna has been awarded with the "Routepluim" 2008, a prize for landscape... - tags: -
beech square - ‘more cosy at the same time’ - realization: 2008
client: municipality of the hague
tags: climbing, participation, urban, disabled -
2nd place for Carve at architecture prize Haarlemmermeer 2008 - The first project, Carve started in 1997, won second place at a local... - tags: -
palace garden - ‘the materials give different tactile sensations’ - realization: 2008
client: municipality of the hague
tags: park -
columbus square - ‘stimulating community life’ - realization: 2007
client: municipality of amsterdam
tags: water, sport, climbing, orange, participation, steel, urban, disabled -
dunepark - ‘twisted towers, conical masts and ribbed concrete’ - realization: 2007
client: municipality of velsen
tags: park, concrete, water, skate, timber, climbing -
vlaskamp - ‘as transparent as possible’ - realization: 2007
client: municipality of the hague
tags: park, timber, climbing, nature -
Wall-holla nominated for designprize - De Wall-holla is genomineerd voor the Dutch Design Awards in de categorie... - tags: -
ambon square - ‘a permeable border’ - realization: 2006
client: municipality of amsterdam
tags: climbing, steel, urban, school -
getsewoud north - ‘the banded surfacing of the strip indicates each schools boundary’ - realization: 2006
client: municipality of haarlemmermeer
tags: sport, skate, timber, climbing, school -
getsewoud south - ‘suitable scale and intimacy for young children’ - realization: 2006
client: municipality of haarlemmermeer
tags: sport, urban, disabled, school -
siboga square - - realization: 2006
client: municipality amsterdam
tags: sport, steel, urban -
de ark - - realization: 2002
client: municipality of heemskerk
tags: timber, steel, urban -

interlace

To play is to learn from mimicking eachother. In few cases, this also applies to designing play. While most playgrounds are a contrast to their surroundings - in colour, shape and activity – the new Interlace playground is the mini-version of the surrounding residences. The Interlace is a new residential typology designed by OMA, which breaks with the standard isolated, vertical apartment towers of Singapore. Thirty-one apartment blocks, each six storeys tall and identical in length, are stacked in a hexagonal arrangement to form eight large open and permeable courtyards. Light and air flow through the architecture and surrounding landscape.

In one of the courtyards, Carve recently built 'Interlace', a playground that seamlessly fits in its surroundings. Four large containers are stacked on top of each other, each one rotated just like the residential backdrop. Inside the containers, various crawling, climbing and sliding elements create a maze-like structure with a variety of adventurous routes. The 'closed' facade gives children the thrill of being invisible, while the perforations actually ensure looks both inside and outside. Additionally, the perforated facades allow for shading and a continuous wind breeze, creating a cool climate inside the boxes whilst additionally stretching the borders of the conception of inside-outside.