As with many children I am sure, Baby Boy and I used to love to create forts in our house (specifically in our living room or our bedrooms) out of whatever we had around. Typical forts would consist of the main structure (couch for the living room, a bed in the bedroom) and any number of other items our little hands could make off with: sheets, blankets, dining room chairs, boxes; basically anything that wasn’t nailed down could and probably would end up a part of our construction.
All photos courtesy of Build Blog
We would build elaborate multi-roomed and multi-level structures that very few others were allowed to see let alone enter. There were times when these structures would become our homes for living and sleeping for several days and nights, usually those times were when we had the structure solely located in my bedroom.
I was overjoyed when Baby Boy sent me these links to Build Blog’s Couch Cushion Architecture where they offer a grading system and decisive take on what they consider an “Unrepresented and ignored for too long in the architectural industry, today’s post pays respect to the wonders of couch cushion architecture. We’ve rounded up a (mostly) admirable collection of projects, taken from a randomly conducted search on the internet. Join us as we take a critical analysis of the architecture, methods and design philosophies of living room furniture re-appropriation.”
Very cute idea and I love the commentary. Have fun reminiscing.