We build with wood, stone and colour
Colour is what we apprehend. This process begins through a visual impulse in the eye and can change according to context and subjective emotions. Since each colour is defined by the context in which it exists, is the effect always a different one. Humans correlate with each colour diverse experiences. KuKuk implements colour considerately, in order to illustrate a playground-structure's legibility and possibility of (experimental) play. We use wood preservation glazes with a high UV-resistance factor, whose luminosity will last for many years to come.
Our play- and outdoor spaces achieve their individuality by designing with a wide variety of materials. We use amongst others robinia wood, rope, granite, glass and carbon steel. The application of colour provides a unique artistic touch.
We exclusively use circular-milled robinia (false Acacia) posts and rectangular timber for our wood constructions. The entire bark and the thin sap rings directly underneath the bark are removed leaving a highly robust (resistance class 1) wood, which can be used without impregnation in outdoor areas. Robinia begins just after a few years to store substances like gum, tannin, robinethin and dirobinethin, which clog up its vascular system protecting the wood from the core. This natural clogging process withdraws fungi and insects their source of nourishment. Furthermore robinia is proven to be highly pliable when under stress, what additionally makes it the number one wood of our choice: Even after years of springing, hopping and climbing our wood constructions remain durable and show minimum signs of wear and tear.
The fascination of naturally developed stone formations and manmade monuments for example Stonehenge are irresistible. KuKuk obtains its stones for our artistically arranged playscapes from regional quarries and uses primarily multi colour granites. The selection takes place according to artistic and safety criteria.