When is a parents' bedroom a playroom?

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The architects at Ruetemple maximised the height of the ceiling in this summer house - they positioned a children's play are directly above the parent's bed.

Sleep-ins are probably out of the question.

The three-tiered layout allows parents and children to interact on a number of different levels.

Cushions and bedding on the landing create another play area.

White safety netting doubles as play equipment.

A large television on the wall means the bed also functions as a giant sofa for all the family.

Raw timber walls enhance the summer house look.

The children enjoy a range of surfaces, levels and materials.

The small playhouse is tucked beneath the gable at one end.

At least the children can enjoy some privacy.

The parent's platform bed doesn't appear to be out of bounds either, with the family using it as a trampoline.

A cross section of the space illustrates the connections between the levels.

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We thought we had seen it all, but then along comes another idea that astounds.

This summer house in Moscow, Russia features a parent's bedroom that also functions as a children's playroom. Yes, it's very cool, but peace and quiet are not guaranteed.

Contemporist reports that the project is the brainchild of Ruetemple, a firm that showcases a lot of multifunctional living zones in its practice. 

Cushions and bedding on the landing create another play area.
RUETEMPLE

Cushions and bedding on the landing create another play area.

And it seems child-friendly netting is getting a lot of traction – from architects right around the world. Stuff recently showcased a similar set-up in two award-winning renovated homes – the Tower House in Melbourne and the Skinny House in Vietnam.

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The three-tiered layout allows parents and children to interact on a number of different levels.
RUETEMPLE

The three-tiered layout allows parents and children to interact on a number of different levels.

In this project, the children's mezzanine play area is positioned directly above the parent's bed. The adults can wake up and see the children looking right down at them. The play area not only incorporates a net, but also a little house. And even the parents' bed becomes a toy – the family is shown using it as a trampoline. The kids must love this!

Oh, there's also a large tele, so the entire family can crash on the bed and watch their favourite movie. 

Now, that's togetherness.

 
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