Parade of Playhouses: Shadowbox, Rubik's Cube, Tea House

Created: 04/21/2014 8:03 AM
By: Jorge Torres, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The next stop in the Parade of Playhouses takes us to a place where kids can slide, climb, and even play in the shade, which is why the first playhouse is called the Shadowbox.

"All those wood slats that the kids can climb on create really fun shadows throughout the day," said Shannon Parks with the architecture firm Dekker/Perich/Sabatini.

There's a tunnel that kids can come in and out of anytime and a solar panel will be added which will light it up at night once the shadows are gone for the day.

The "cube" may look familiar to many of you, but it can do such much more than twist and turn. It's a kid's dream come to life: playing inside an actual game. The game is the Rubik's Cube and this is the Rubik's Cube House: Inspired by kids, for kids.

"Their creativity and their imagination really sparked the idea that we can actually play inside of the games that we love," said Julia Lundin with FBT Architects.

The fun doesn't stop there. This house will include a jungle gym, climbing rope, and a skylight.

This is the "Tea House" but there won't be any tea parties in here. It's completely interactive. There will eventually be a climbing rope on the side along with a 10 foot slide. It already comes with a climbing wall with climbing shoes, chalk, and a crash pads.

Chet Karnas, President of Lone Sun Builders, thinks it'd be great for kids.

"I'd love to see this in a setting where it would get multi-use for all the aforementioned purposes," he said.

Three different houses with a common goal: fight to end hunger and poverty in New Mexico.

Remember that the Butterfly House will be raffled off May 2nd. You can buy a ticket for just 10 bucks. To find out more, click on Parade of Playhouses.

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