Color in the Chicago Cultural Center

archKIDecture will be doing a few weekend workshops as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.…

A Building Like a Lobster

There is a new hotel in Macao, an autonomous region on the south coast of…

Girih Tiles and Strapwork

How the heck do people make those intricate designs on mosques and other Persian or…

Town Map Coloring

Draw a local map on canvas and join together to color it while talking about…

Kohoku House: Concrete and Light

A Japanese architecture firm designed a small house for a small family in a small…

Chicago Architecture Biennial is Coming Back!!

Last time was 2017, and since Biennial’s come around every two years, there will be…

Reading all aROUND

For those of us who like books, who like to read, who like to look…

Wrapping up a Building

Artist Christo is going to wrap another huge structure in fabric. This time it will…

1000 Phone Face

In the Galaxy phone headquarter store in Shibuya, Japan, Samsung used 1000 phones to create…

Got Milk? Or a Milk Crate Shelter?

Wow. Someone sure must have liked drinking milk. A LOT of MILK! A few years…

A Minty Tiny House Project

Sometimes you might want to build a project about space that is small and simple.…

Who Moved My House?

A few years ago, in Wilmette, a suburb of Chicago, lived a house that was…

Point me to This Building

Artist Steve Messam enjoys making sculptures that live in buildings. Often, he takes structures that…

Color Geometry on Buildings

Sometimes you see a mural or painting on a building that makes the difference between…

Notre Dame in Paris: Sadness in Flames and Hope in Spire Competition

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris suffered terrible damage in a fire this week. The…

Newhouse Competition for High Schoolers!

The Chicago Architecture Center invites Chicago area high school students to participate in the 2019…

We Love Louis!

Louis Sullivan (1856 – 1924) was a genius. There is so much to say about him as…

Draw an Arch with a Piece of String

With some found-around-the-house tools and some patience, you can draw perfect archs – just like…

People in Plastic Houses Should Not Throw Stones…

We just happened upon these portable Geodesic Dome structures on a plaza today, in Evanston…

A 3D Printed Bridge – WOW!

In Shanghai China, inventive designers and engineers created a bridge that was built by a…

Rolling Bridges Don’t Fall Down

Rather than design a single rigid element that fractures to allow river traffic through, Heatherwick…

Tulips and Pickles in London

For a number of years, one of the most interesting skyscrapers in London was the…

About Perspective Mural is BIG

We installed a large mural in Evanston Illinois for the summer. It is a giant…

Summer Architecture Workshops – ArchforKids in NY

Lucky kids who live in New Rochelle will be able to attend a workshop series…

Building up to the Pritzker Prize

In the world of architecture, the Pritzker Prize is a huge award. Architect and designer,…

2018 Hip Hop Architecture Camp in St. Louis

Summer is back! And so is Hip Hop Architecture camp. St. Louis County Library’s Natural…

Making a Model of the Big Apple

An artist, Zeyd Menk, made a scaled model of Manhattan (New York City) out of…

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Grow this Building Material!

Hemp is a natural plant and a natural building material that has been around since…

Kids Learn about Architecture in Richmond, VA

Wanted to let you know that there is an exciting architecture for kids event planned…

People Who Live in Paper Houses…

We still have not been able to get to Washington DC in a really long…

Brave Women of Architecture!

Women have not always been welcome in the field of architecture. It is a sad…

A Sort of an Architect…

Sometimes someone trains as an architect and does not design any  structures at all. Sometimes…

Pink Houses in Sweden

Artist Olek wanted to create a work (or two) that would recognize the difficulty of…

What Lies Underneath the City?

Author Kate Ascher shows us what runs our cities – literally, how the water travels…

Gingerbread Fallingwater House

So you want to build a gingerbread house? Why not impress your  neighbors and friends,…

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Contact us at info@archKIDecture.org If you are doing some great stuff with architecture in your classroom or with kids at home, in a library, or in some other place, please let us know. We would love to share it with others and spread the word!

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archKIDecture was established in 1996 to encourage visual literacy and explain math, science and visual arts concepts through the medium of architecture. We have educational programs, a website and an exhibit.