The H-Castle Kit is a flatpack, interactive castle made of live-hinged multiples. Designed with 4-year-old client, Sophia, in mind, the H-Castle Kit allows for immediate conversion of any horizontal play surface into one of vertical interaction. Each surface has an additional interactive component utililzing chalkboard paint or a high- polish varnish.
This project was a collaboration with Sunny Zhang, and Emily Yeh.
These were some of the sketches used to plan the logistics of our design.
The castle walls are Birch Plywood laminated over a 12oz canvas core. The canvas creates a live-hinge and allows the castle walls to be repositioned in numerous ways as well as affording a convenient flatpack conversion to storage when not in use.
Insets into the bridge elements allowed for a variety of fit angles. The insets also ensured a steady fit for gap spans.