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What is a Favela?

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

Brick by Brick Exhibit

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

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…

Can He Draw ALL the Buildings in New York?

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

Got the Winter Blues? Build a Cardboard House!

You don’t need much to build a cardboard house and if you are stuck inside…

Dump The Trump Tower

Donald Trump. A name that is in the news all of the time nowadays. Come to Chicago…

History in a Glass Box

In World War II, Jewish people and others were gathered and sent off to concentration…

10times10: The Power of Ten

Starting out as a view of a man on a picnic blanket that is one meter…

Sleep with Architecture

Hey Kids! There is a sleep over at the Chicago Cultural Center for kids who are interested…

Cool School in a Pool (a Lagoon, really)

When you think of a dream school does a school floating in a body of…

A Home for Orchids

We at archKIDecture had never heard the word before, but this structure in Colombia, South…

Onset of the Quonset

What is it? A structure in the shape of a sort of semi-circle or arch…

Mushroom Buildings

Frank Lloyd Wright designed the headquarters for the S.C Johnson company in Racine, Wisconsin. He…

Tennessee Architecture Program for Teens

If you are in high school in Tennessee, you might consider this great opportunity to…

Busy Builder of Mini Buildings

Charles Young has a fancy for building things. He decided to build a small building…

Rebuild reBUILDS an Old Bank

“Rebuild Foundation is a nonprofit organization in Chicago that aims to REBUILD teh cultural foundations…

Architecture Playground for Kids

Besides great jazz music, yummy beignets (donut-like treats) and a great architectural bike tour of…

Bamboochitecture

Depending on where you live, you might have bamboo growing in your backyard or neighborhood.…

How to Move a $10 House

In the town of Evanston, Illinois (just north of Chicago), an architect bought a house…

Coloring Architecture – A coloring book for kids and adults!

We finally did it! – We published a coloring book with drawings from the inside of…

What? A 3D-Printed Apartment Building?

Yessir, that is what the headline reads: “World’s first 3D-printed apartment building constructed in China”…

Rotterdam Peas Arch

Rotterdam, a wonderful city in the Netherlands for design, has a new market and apartment…

This House is the Cat’s Meow

Cats are finicky. Some people might think that this translates into having good taste. We…

Living in a World Cup Stadium

Two French architects, Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux, came up with this nutty idea…

Nimble Nims House from the 50’s

As we were looking around doing some research, we found this lovely house that was…

Wow that Bauhaus

In Germany, between 1919 and 1933, there was an art school called BAUHAUS. It had…

Lunarchitecture

Ever wonder about traveling to the moon? We think it is interesting that there are…

Boy, It’s Cold Out There!

When we think of ice houses and structures, we usually conjure up images of igloos,…

Architectural Doll Houses

Doll Houses are miniature worlds. Built to scale, they can be pretty dreamy and fantastic,…

The Tonight Show loves Architecture

Have you seen this beautiful wooden New York City, every night on The Tonight Show…

A-Door-able Door

Sometimes an artist, designer or architect tries to rethink a common question. In this case…

107 Solid Reasons to be an Architect

107 reasons to be an architect. Not just 10. Or even 100. We are offering…

Tale of Two Red Squares

Located in Moscow, Russia, Red Square is a giant plaza paved in reddish bricks. But…

Grampa and Granny Eames by Eames

This book was written about designers Ray and Charles Eames by their grandson, Eames Demetrios.…

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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.