An interactive playscape Swing Time composed of 20 illuminated ring lights was created by Höwler + Yoon Architecture to activate a temporary park between the Boston Convention, Exhibition Center and D Street. The swings are designed in three different sizes and constructed from welded polypropylene. The community is encouraged to engage, exercise, and play with Swing Time as individuals or in groups. LED lighting within the swings is controlled by a custom micro-controller, signaling their activity level. While static the swings emit a soft, white light, which illuminates the area; when the swings are in motion the light changes to purple, creating a more colourful glowing effect.

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Images courtesy of John Horner photography