O loko

soft play area in Cameroon

 

Nestled within the verdant embrace of Cameroon's lush jungle, this soft play area stands as a testament to sustainable design and harmonious integration with the natural environment. Crafted from locally sourced materials such as wood, bamboo, and earth walls, the architecture celebrates the rich cultural heritage and abundant resources of the region, while providing a safe and immersive space for children to explore and play.Surrounded by the dense foliage of the jungle, the play area emerges as a tranquil oasis of earthy colors and organic textures, blending seamlessly with its surroundings and inviting visitors to embark on a journey of discovery and imagination. The structure of the play area is primarily constructed using locally harvested wood and bamboo, reflecting the region's commitment to eco-friendly practices and sustainable development. These natural materials, carefully selected for their strength, flexibility, and aesthetic appeal, lend a warm and inviting atmosphere to the space, while also embodying the spirit of craftsmanship and tradition. In keeping with the vernacular architecture of Cameroon, the play area features walls made of local earth, mixed with natural fibers and other organic additives to enhance stability and durability. These earth walls, with their undulating forms and earthy hues, evoke a sense of connection to the land and provide a natural cooling effect, ensuring a comfortable environment for play even in the heat of the jungle. As children venture into the play area, they are enveloped by the sights, sounds, and scents of the surrounding jungle, fostering a deep sense of connection to the natural world. The dense foliage serves as a living backdrop for imaginative adventures, while the soft murmur of the nearby streams and the gentle rustle of leaves overhead create a soothing ambiance that awakens the senses and sparks creativity. The color palette of the play area is inspired by the rich hues of the earth and foliage, with tones of warm browns, deep greens, and earthy ochres dominating the landscape. These natural colors blend harmoniously with the jungle surroundings, creating a cohesive and inviting environment that encourages exploration and discovery

CLIENT

OLOKO SOFT PLAY

AREA

1000 SQM

YEAR

2021