When I was a student, one of my favourite books is Design for Fun: Playgrounds, written by Marta Rojals Del Alamo. This book contains creative designs of playgrounds, guidelines in creating an entertaining learning environment for kids which also provides an aesthetically pleasing public space. The designers carefully use the knowledge of science and install play things that not only enjoyable for kids, even adults. The closest resemblance (that I know of) is Petrosains, located inside KLCC.
If you're thinking of buying a book this semester, maybe you can consider this book. Or any other book that manipulates daily science inside a design.
[image from Amazon.com]
In 2009 West 8’s winning design for Lincoln Park was unanimously chosen by the Miami Beach Commission. The park is part of the New World Symphony Campus and also a new meeting place in town. Centrally located in the Art District at the monumental terminus of lively Lincoln Road, the park has multiple functions.
During the day the park is shaded by pergolas and palm trees. In the evening it is a cultural hotspot, one of the special attractions of the park being a video and sound installation – projecting concerts and video art on building’s 700m2 wall, which serves as an outdoor screen for the park. The park is an urban garden that expresses the euphoria of Miami, and will be actively programmed for public and cultural events.
Shown are some photos taken from this website.