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SOMe Work by SOMe Firm Named SOM

SOM. What is that? In the heads of architects and architecture firms, SOM is SOMewhat…

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Maudie’s House

We just saw a movie titled “Maudie,” about an artist who lived up in the…

Fallingwater Colors

In Mill Run Pennsylvania, a house of stone, concrete, steel and glass straddles above a…

Which One Does Not Belong?

Frank Lloyd Wright was one of America’s most famous architects. This year celebrates the 150th…

Hip Hop Architecture for Kids

Hip Hop Architecture Camp is taking place this summer. What is it? These are free, weeklong…

Things are Looking Up!

Los Angeles design firm, Freeland Buck, designed a fascinating installation for the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian…

150 Years of Frank Lloyd Wright

2017 will be a yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth. There will…

Free Architecture School? For Real?

In an old factory in Los Angeles, some people have gotten together and created an…

Google Salutes Architect Zaha Hadid

The Google Doodle today, May 31, 2017, recognizes the architect Zaha Hadid and her unique…

architecture for kids is OK in OK

Bad pun, admittedly. We love that librarians and artists are teaming up in Oklahoma to…

Architecture Camps for Kids 2017

We are working on collecting information about camps that teach about architecture for kids. There…

Architect Dreams of 4 Golden Pigs

UPDATE! THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN! Later in summer 2017 for ONE DAY! We will…

Michelle Obama for Architecture!

Former First Lady Michelle Obama recently spoke at the American Institute of Architects’ 2017 annual…

A Small ABC Book about Architecture

  A is for Architecture is a book by Eric Heuler. With a hand drawn…

Happy May Birthday, Walter Gropius!

May 18. 1883. The day that Walter Gropius was born. Let’s see, how many years…

Paper Walls So No Need for Wallpaper

There is an office in Sweden with interior walls made of paper – piles and piles…

What is a Chicago Window?

There are all sorts of windows that an architect might select for a building. Chicago…

Z is for ZIGGURAT

Ziggurat. What a goofy sounding word, right? What is a ziggurat and how does it…

Teaching Kids about Architecture in Spain

This program has it all – hands-on learning, skill-building, and FUN. Architecture for Kids, or…

Draw in 3D? Sounds AMAZING!!!

A new toy/tool/art supply called a 3Doodler is available so you can draw a 3D…

Modernism among Palm Trees

Modernism is a style of architecture built in the 1950’s. It is recognizable for straight…

I Can Build it with Seven Pieces

Can you really build this building with only 7 geometric shapes? This is called a…

Fold Up a Playhouse

Artist/designer Huy Voun Lee is very clever. Origami Playhouse is more than a book, it is…

He Drew Upside Down

Paul R. Williams was a remarkable architect because he designed so many different types of buildings well,…

3D Printed Thingys Make Platonic Solids!

You see, there is a man who came up with some 3D printed connector thingys that work…

So You Want to Be an Architect?

This might be the right book for you! The Aspiring Architect is a workbook, well let’s…

What is a Favela?

Although the word sounds sort of glamorous, a favela is not that at all –…

Bird’s Eye View

Menno Aden is an artist who photographs rooms from above, like a bird looking down into…

Brick by Brick Exhibit

Come to Chicago and see the Golden Gate Bridge. Wait, what? Ok, you are right.…

Do You Know your Building Trivia?

We cannot wait to visit Washington DC to see the Whitehouse, of course, and wave…

Nice House, Mr. President

The White House is one BIG and FAMOUS house. Located in Washington DC, it is…

Architecture Pipe Cleaner Project

Want to build something with old fashioned pipe cleaners? How about trying to build the…

John Lloyd Wright built with Logs!

Famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, designed many buildings that were very progressive. Victorian-styled buildings were…

Really Remarkable Reading Room

Whether or not you want to read any of the books in this room, the…

Summer 2016 Architecture Camps for Kids in Chicago area

We just got wind of some great camps in Oak Park, Illinois, just west of…

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