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The Playhaus Samplotron: an interactive musical playspace made from recycled materials. 

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Art2Arch + Strauberry Studios entry into the 2011 Dwell + James Hardie Playhaus Competition featuring sustainable products & processes while showcasing the James Hardie brand products for a backyard “playhaus”. This Playhaus will be reviewed & voted on by the public on the Top Five Playhaus submissions. Playhaus will be built & auctioned to the public for charity. Art2Arch + Strauberry Studios utilized one 8’x8’x20’ recycled steel cargo shipping container for the enclosed portion & one 8’x8’x10’ recycled steel cargo shipping container that is as open play deck with spiral stair access to rooftop green pea-patch garden & spiral play slide to yard below. Exterior & interior custom design “Brambleberry Buddies” billboard wallpaper & exterior skinning laminate are provided by Strauberry Studios illustrator & storybook writer Susan Straub-Martin. Sustainable products such as NO VOC paints, bamboo flooring, natural daylighting, passive ventilation, insulated glazing & sliding doors, recycled polymer exterior panels, recycled & high fly ash precast concrete panels with recycled glass aggregate & spray soy based insulation are just a few of the many sustainable products & processes utilized in this fun, colorful playhaus for backyard Play, Learn & Grow activities for children. Want a cool backyard PlayHaus of your very own? Contact Ralph Martin Architect : or 425-785-0552