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Red Walls, Oakland CA modern kids

Red Walls, Oakland CA

By adding a bold splash of red, we transformed an existing grey wall into a vibrant new look accented by graceful bamboo and vines. The upper level became the outdoor playroom with a climbing wall and checkerboard floor made from recycled tires. The lower level becomes an extension of the living room with seating made from an old Oakland bridge, a firepit and a fountain. The planting is simple and made up of bamboo, grasses, and vines. A Sunset Magazine Dream Garden: Small Space Winner 2008-2009.

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Landscape Pads - Hi, I am looking for landscape pads to provide walking protection on a rubber roof. Could you please point me to where you found these pads?
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the girl is too big or the climbing things too small
May 10, 2013 at 2:20pm   
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Why would you comment about something you don't know anything about. Actually, someone even larger would climb on something as thin as a dime. Its called edging. Mabey you should vist your local climbing gym or depending where you live, if there are areas where you can rock climb, see for yourself what size can actually do. Check it out. You might enjoy it. Climb on.
November 12, 2013 at 10:04am     
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Tina Swangphol wrote:
Is that floor made of concrete? - If so, are those custom colors or how do they make those colors?
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mherrera30 wrote:
Don't you think that girl is to big for this wall?
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Becky Harris added this to Homes Get a Lift From Climbing Walls
"We suggested a climbing wall as an option, as we have avid climbers in the office and the client requested play options for their active girls," says Jamie Morf of Shades of Green Landscape Architecture. "We contacted a local climbing gym for help with the layout and choice of climbing holds and gave them the parameters of the ages of the girls and the space available."As for safety, "the fall height was limited by the height of the wall, and rubberized safety surface tiles of the appropriate thickness for the fall height were used near the wall," she says. "The holds are placed such that it is more of a horizontal traverse than a vertical climb, so the children are never more than several feet off the ground."
9. Wrap a climbing wall. I know you Houzzers are concerned about safety, especially when it comes to your kids. A local climbing gym composed the this wall's setup, the height limited potential falls, and the surface underneath is rubber. Learn more about home climbing walls
"I climb myself and set up the holds to be very kid easy," Haugeland notes. "They are really easy to move around if they ever want to change them up." The flooring here is made of recycled rubber tires. Its thickness and the rubber feet beneath each tile create a soft landing.
Both natural and synthetic rubber products can be recycled to form new products or to repair damaged ones. Luckily, recycling rubber uses far less energy than producing new rubber, reducing the demand for new product and preventing rubber tree plantations from expanding into sensitive ecosystems.

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I like the climbing wall!!!!!!I also like the plants next to the climbing wall!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Could we make use of this surface? Would it work in our climate?
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love the rock wall I want that just a different color of background and make it look like boulders. with a waterfall and some lights and some cave flame lighting affect kids love that.
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Shades Of Green Landscape Architecture The tiles are safety surfacing, the two colors are Summer Night and Gray. The company is called SOFSURFACES. 1.800.263.2363. Hope this helps. November 1, 2012 at 11:50am Also, has great surfacing.
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Love the rock wall and floor surface!!
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my son's room.
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Climbing wall for kids' space.
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rock wall in games room?
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modern play space for children.
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