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Orange County's Project Playhouse features green building for kids

Orange County's Project Playhouse features green building for kids

Playhouses have apparently come a long ways since I was a kid: the wooden posts and chicken wire structure my uncle built at my grandmother’s house has given way to small cottages featuring “flat screen TVs, entertainment systems and video game players.”

Yep, sounds more like mini-mancaves as opposed to spaces for kids to exercise their imagination, but at least one group of architects and builders sees the luxury playhouse concept as an environmental education tool. The Ocean Adventure Lab, designed, built, and supported by LPA, Inc., Turner Construction, ProRepro, and Tangram Interiors, features “…a working wave tank, microscopes, oceanography books, a working projector featuring underwater sea creatures, and a Playstation 2.”