MIT Media

Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura

2017 Design Week Mexico

David Cranor
Sofia Prado

Scaffold, EL wire, conductive rubber, X-Bee radios,   PVC

Andamio connects two mirroring play structures outfitted with pressure sensors and electro-luminiscent wire placed in two contiguos plazas.

Andamio takes the ubiquitous scaffold and turns it into a networked, modular, playable structure, defying the need for a designated space for play.
Andamio adjusts and adapts to where it is placed, it is built grounds-up (weave is simple enough for any skill level), uses light as a gathering beacon and extends the hours of social communion into the night.

Networked, it introduces the “other” as a play variable. Its flexible design taps into imaginative as well as motor play, appealing all generations.