A series of tiny wooden houses within a larger structure make up a bright, modern, wood-lined play space for kids and adults alike in Buenos Aires. Fiii Fun House by Iris Cantante Arquitectos is a cafe offering ‘fun houses’ filled with swings, tents, hammocks and communal tables as well as more conventional cafe seating.
Intended to inspire creativity and spontaneity, the design creates cool spaces for kids to hang out without relying on primary colors, plastic or any of the other visuals typically associated with such spaces.
Suspended from the ceiling, the simple wooden swings around the coloring table encourage kids to relax and think in a more imaginative way. The nearby hammocks provide a quieter, more private space for reading, napping or daydreaming.
Glassed-in gaps in the gabled roofs of the mini houses let natural light come streaming in from the building’s glazed front wall. The children’s area is fenced off with spaced wooden poles so adults lounging in the adjacent dining area can keep an eye on things.