We have seen the most creative proposals coming from the Chinese markets in recent times. A wonderland of playful and innovative design awaits children and parents in an 800 sqm complex in Chengdu, China. Le Bei Home Stay Park focuses on the interaction between parents and children.
Fenhom URO created fun tunnels, tactile elements, light flowing throughout all spaces with the presence of four animals. The lion, elephant, zebra, and parrot convey four personality traits: communication, exploration, courage, and wisdom.
Entering the recreation area, children can find small animals in every corner. They can read books, pile up trees, chase and play, or even tell stories. Parents can also interact with their children through the parent-waiting areas in different areas. White gauze curtain floats in the sky like a cloud in fairy tale worlds, lightsome and lively. The large size of clear texture paint unifies the tone of the whole space; what makes this project special is the fact to be not overly colorful as you’ll find many recreations paces for children.
The educational concept of “Chinese Parenting” often tense the parent-child relationship. How to be a relaxed parent and find a balance between study and play? Zhang Ying, an architect and interior designer who graduated from Harvard, believes that “the emotion of proper distance” is the core of parent-child communication. Too close is easy to lose the personal space that each person needs for the individual, causing anxiety; too far away will make the parent-child relationship too unfamiliar. The best relationship between parents and children is to keep each other company but leave each other’s spiritual space.