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Archive of posts published in the category: archKID facts

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…

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…

Point me to This Building

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

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…

Making a Model of the Big Apple

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

Free Architecture School? For Real?

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

So You Want to Be an Architect?

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

Bird’s Eye View

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

Nice House, Mr. President

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

Julia Morgan – Great Architect

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

Jane Jacobs Day at Google!

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

Anything is Architecture

Crumpled paper. A small empty box. Some tangled wire. An acorn. A roll of tape.…

Architecture = the Game of Twister

You know when you play Twister and you start out and it is easy? Right…

BOY versus GIRL TOYS

A long, long time ago, when we at archKIDecture were just young children, only boys…

A Grand Hotel on Film

The Grand Budapest Hotel. What a great movie. We love that the whole story revolves…

Steppin’ Out with architecture

Just glimpsed these fantastic shoes, designed by a young woman named Esther from Oak Park,…

Pink Mangrove Tree Towers?

In China, a design firm might build the tallest pink buildings in the world. Well,…

Stamp City

Paper Neighborhood is a great stamping kit that comes in a can. You can build…

A Lego World in Google

A new app, called “Build with Chrome” allows you to build a lego building online…

Build a House in High School

In Evanston Illinois, two teachers have built an unusual and fantastic new high school course…

More of that Way Back Machine

So the other day we mentioned Vitruvius, who wrote the 10 books of architecture, which…

A Bit o’History of Architecture

Back in Ancient Rome, in the First Century B.C.E., an architect named Vitruvius wrote a…

Easy as Pie! A Six-Step Process

If you think about a project, whether it is a project to bake a pie…

Infinite Curves

When we looked up the meaning of the word “Asymptote” we found the following meaning…

Read a Book

Tear your kid away from the digital world and get a book! Here is a…

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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.