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Something to Build While at Home

Walking down the street, minding my own business, and what did I see? This incredible…

Forts from Sweden

While you are stuck at home, perhaps you want to create a new space. You…

TP and Towel Roll Town

During this time when we are all stuck inside, it’s time to be creative with…

Know When to Fold A House

It is fascinating how many modular houses are available now. These are houses that are…

SELECT – A New DesignGame

SELECT is a fun design game where an artist or architect can click and select…

Hey Look! It’s a SHARK in Your Roof!

Back in 1986, a shark crashed into the roof of a house in England. And…

What? This House Cleans Itself!

From the collection of wacky and brilliant ideas in the world, we present the Self…

ZIPPY Architecture

This building might come as a surprise to you. You can ZIP it up. Literally…

Googletecture

You know how Google always has a doodle on the home page for search? Fortunately…

BuildIT! Exhibit For YOU!

We have a wonderful exhibit for kids of all ages to introduce concepts about the…

Sweet Book about “A Few Blocks” for Little Kids

Cybèle Young created this book about a sister and brother who help each other through…

Gray Scale

Born in Ireland on August 9 1878, Eileen Gray lived in England and France most…

December 28 at the Chicago Architecture Biennial – Fun with archKIDecture for KIDS

archKIDecture is hosting a drop-in day for kids, families, and adults too on December 28,…

Mexican Houses in 3D!

Many people in the world are looking for solutions to the global housing crisis. What…

A Clean Water Building

Clean water is a huge concern in the world. Many places do not have clean…

Sugimoto: Architecture Photos to Love

Hiroshi Sugimoto is an architect but archKIDecture learned of him from his beautiful photos of…

Saturdays at the Chicago Cultural Center with Kids, the Chicago Architecture Biennial and archKIDecture

Here is a reminder of the dates for playing and working together at the Chicago…

Color in the Chicago Cultural Center

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

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…