Safdie Rabines and McCarthy Construction are one of five teams of architects/builders who’ve designed and are building five unique playhouses for Flower Hill InBloom Playhouse Palooza in Del Mar, CA. The playhouses may be experienced by the public from May 6th – July 2nd, 2017, after which they’ll be auctioned in support of local charities.
Our design is based on the concept of the chrysalis, representing transformation and growth. Encircled by its own greenery, Chrysalis invites users to enter, explore and experience its environs from its interior, where a second-floor landing offers a place to hide, read, play and experience another perspective of its surroundings. In keeping with its theme, exterior textures and colors will transform daily with the sun’s transition from day to night. Once auctioned, Chrysalis has the potential to morph into an outdoor sculpture, a fountain, or remain a house of play, exploration and imagination.