Playful Indoor Slide Sweeps Through Modern Home

New York-based architect David Hotson, in collaboration with designer Ghislaine Vias, has completed an ambitious architectural project known as SkyHouse that features a wonderful blend of modernity and everlasting childhood. The four-story complex, atop a Manhattan skyscraper, is filled with eye-catching geometric, contemporary design but it is the inclusion of glass bridges, adventurous wall climbing fixtures, and especially a playful slide that sets it apart from other living spaces.

Inspired by artist Carsten Hller's Test Site installation at London's Tate Modern in 2006, Hotson incorporated a similar slide in SkyHouse that allows its residents to swoop down from floor-to-floor. The mirror polished stainless steel tube invites anyone with a playful spirit to reach in through the circular entrance and spiral down through the unique apartment. There is a brief break at the third floor where one has the opportunity to exit but there is also the choice to re-enter the slide for a quick trip to the main level.

David Hotson website
via [Fubiz]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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