416 Creative CRATES for Immigrants

Architecture students do some really wacky and innovative stuff. They stay up all night to get their work done and they build structures out of materials that are not normally used. Like plastic vegetable crates. And plastic ties. And nothing else. At Lebanese American University, in Byblos Lebanon, the architecture students were asked to solve…


Architecture Films Galore

Who doesn’t like videos? Who doesn’t like architecture? Who doesn’t like videos about architecture? If you are one of those folks who are interested in learning about the built environment by watching short films, we have the site for you. Walk through a building designed by Shigeru Ban or Daniel Libeskind. In one video, architect Steven…


Sleep with Architecture

Hey Kids! There is a sleep over at the Chicago Cultural Center for kids who are interested in architecture and YOU are invited! Friday, November 20, at 6pm through Saturday, November 21 at 8am in downtown Chicago. What could be better?   Create, build, and design at the best slumber party ever! and remember to RSVP!  

featured read about it

A Home for Orchids

We at archKIDecture had never heard the word before, but this structure in Colombia, South America, is called an orchidarium. It is a home for orchids. In the lush climate of Medellin, Colombia, architects from architecture firms, “Plan B” and   JPRCR, won a competition to design this wooden structure for the Botanic Gardens of Medellin.…


Mushroom Buildings

Frank Lloyd Wright designed the headquarters for the S.C Johnson company in Racine, Wisconsin. He designed the buildings, the furniture, and even the sculptures. You can take a free tour of the place if you ever visit the Dairy state, and it is worth it. The parking lot has these mushroom shaped columns that hold…


Busy Builder of Mini Buildings

Charles Young has a fancy for building things. He decided to build a small building each day for a full year. Yessirree. 365 buildings in as many days. Each building is a miniature work of art and function. The windmill, pictured, runs around and powers an ax that cuts wood next to the building. Each…


Rebuild reBUILDS an Old Bank

“Rebuild Foundation is a nonprofit organization in Chicago that aims to REBUILD teh cultural foundations in underinvested neighborhoods and incite movements of community revitalization that are culture based, artist led and neighborhood driven.” That is that it says front and center on the Rebuild Foundation website. And clearly, Theaster Gates, the founder of Rebuild, knows…


This House is the Cat’s Meow

Cats are finicky. Some people might think that this translates into having good taste. We are not sure about that at archKIDecture. We do know that these luxurious cat homes would be the pride of any cat lover, showing off your good taste. Made of a variety of materials, these homes are an interesting solution…