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Child'S Play Tower, Kane Architects Limited. | International Design Awards Winners
Child'S Play Tower, Kane Architects Limited. | International Design Awards Winners
Child'S Play Tower, Kane Architects Limited. | International Design Awards Winners
Child'S Play Tower, Kane Architects Limited. | International Design Awards Winners
Child'S Play Tower, Kane Architects Limited. | International Design Awards Winners
Child'S Play Tower, Kane Architects Limited. | International Design Awards Winners
Child'S Play Tower, Kane Architects Limited. | International Design Awards Winners
Child'S Play Tower, Kane Architects Limited. | International Design Awards Winners
Child'S Play Tower, Kane Architects Limited. | International Design Awards Winners
Child'S Play Tower, Kane Architects Limited. | International Design Awards Winners
Child'S Play Tower, Kane Architects Limited. | International Design Awards Winners

Child'S Play Tower

CompanyKane Architects Limited.
Lead DesignersNeil Kane
Design TeamNeil Kane, Chinwe Kane, Michael Fitton, Cathal Dennehy, Robert Sheppard, Aaron Cowan & Emmet Kane.
Project LocationArd An Bhothair, Glanworth, Co. Cork, Ireland.
ClientAilbhe Kane
CreditsPhotos - Dermot Fitzgerald Photography.
Prize(s)Bronze in Other Architectural Designs / Other Architectural designs
Entry Description

Neil Kane was approached by his 3 year old daughter Ailbhe requesting a tree house. Her brief - "tall, square and yellow (not pink!)". With no suitable trees in their garden he designed a Child's Play Tower; the 1.6x1.6x4.2m stand-alone timber structure was inspired by a local 12th century castle ruin. With a frame of larch wood, a draw-bridge door, a swing underneath, a street sign table and a carpet of autumn leaves. At night it glows yellow. Between the double skin walls she stows treasures; a birds nest, a minion, shells and stones..."like a child's purse full of useless things".

Bio

Established in 2010 by Neil Kane MRIAI and based in Co. Cork,Ireland, Kane Architects is an national and international award wining architectural practice involved in residential, leisure, community and educational projects. With a design led approach, KANE architects work closely with their client’s to provide innovative, energy efficient and bespoke solutions to the brief. Neil Kane has a keen interest in construction and works closely with suppliers and contractors on site to design the optimum solution to architectural detailing.

Awards and Prize

International Design Awards 2019 - Bronze Medal - Linnamilla House.

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland Public Choice Architecture Awards 2017 - Third Place - A Child's Play Tower.

International Design Awards 2017 - Bronze Medal - A Child's Play Tower.

Publications:

Linnamilla House: Passive House Plus Magazine April 2019.

ArchIdea Magazine: Special Edition Building With Nature #57/ 2018: A Child's Play Tower.

Architecture Ireland September 2017 Journal of The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. A Child's Play Tower.

RIAI House + Design Magazine July 2017 - A Child's Play Tower.

Cork Architectural Association: Annual City Hall Exhibition‘Geometry + Space’ & Associated Publication.
Project: Linnamilla Passive House.

Cork Architectural Association: Annual City Hall Exhibition‘Architecture Quotidienne'& Associated Publication. Project: A Child's Play Tower.

The Sunday Times, July 9, 2017 Rustic retreats take a bough. Fancy living the high life? Then build a treehouse, writes Cara O’Doherty. Project: A Child's Play Tower.