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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…

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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…

Inside the Interiors of the movie “The BFG”

In the new film, “The BFG” there are some spectacular spaces and places to see.…

Julia Morgan – Great Architect

Julia Morgan had many firsts. She was the first woman to graduate from the L’Ecole de…

Birthday Cheer for the Reitveld Chair

Gerrit Reitveld has a birthday today! He was born in 1888 on June 24. Known…

A Hidden Structure

663 cars are hiding underground. Well, they are not really hiding, they are parked in…

Jane Jacobs Day at Google!

See Jane stop that building from being demolished! What a great person – Jane Jacobs…

So is THAT how that building was built??

We wondered how buildings were built! This building must be built by GIANTS! They drop…

416 Creative CRATES for Immigrants

Architecture students do some really wacky and innovative stuff. They stay up all night to…

Architecture Films Galore

Who doesn’t like videos? Who doesn’t like architecture? Who doesn’t like videos about architecture? If…

Teach about Architecture to Kids

This week we received a great letter from an art teacher in Arizona who teaches 7th…

Can He Draw ALL the Buildings in New York?

There is an artist who lives in New York City who believes he can draw…

Tsumiki and the Triangle

Tsumiki is the Japanese word for “wooden blocks”. How convenient that a Japanese architect, Kengo…

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