never mind the resemblance to a vaginal speculum or some other bizarre medical equipment, much more than a children's slide -- the concept is brilliant, though it doesn't eliminate the need for a stair.
Work It “We wanted to open up the back of the house, but there’s nothing to look at,” says Dana. “So we decided to put something in our yard as a focal point, to create our own view.” The architects came up with a glass-walled studio, which Dana uses as her home office. The architects mounted a steel I-beam that spans the yard, with holes drilled at eight-inch intervals for maximum flexibility a hammock and a movie screen.
Strathfield One stop Child Care Service (SOCCS) Strathfield, Sydney, New South Wales. 3 - 4 YO playspace, After, 2012. The covered cubbyhouse/outdoor classroom area has dual indoor/outdoor blackboards for use by budding artists or for rendering the background for a performance.