Sure, they’re still rectangular floors with two nets. But that’s where the resemblance to anything conventional ends.
Pigalle Basketball Court, Paris
Carved into a gap between a row of buildings in the 9th arrondissement, this collaboration between Nike, creative agency Ill Studio, and fashion brand Pigalle embraces bright, poppy hues. To keep with the colourful theme, the backboards are made from transparent pink plastic.
Just Do It HQ, Chicago
Anyone who believes that basketball is a religion has some new support for their case in the form of Nike’s latest sports facility. Built inside of a church dating back to 1885, the transcendental new hub hosted a series of youth camps and skills clinics this summer.
5 Centre Market Place, New York City
Designed by husband-and-wife design duo Cortney and Robert Novogratz, this townhouse in New York’s Little Italy neighbourhood is topped with a basketball court enclosed inside of a wire-mesh dome. The last time it listed in 2016, it fetched $9.7 million.
City Wall Rooftop Court, Dubrovnik
Basketball may have only been around since 1891, but this court could have you convinced otherwise. Looking out over the terra cotta roofs of Dubrovnik’s Old Town to the Adriatic Sea in the distance, it’s the ultimate old-school experience. Good luck keeping your eyes on the ball with that view.