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Youtube? No the IITtube

At the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, a building sits underneath a giant tube,…

Want to Color Some Houses?

We thought this little coloring page was simple and fun. Print out a few copies…

Don’t Throw Stones

People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, or so we hear. And it makes sense.…

Silk Screened Walls Make Me Dizzy. Ain’t it Great?

Artist Dominique P├ętrin likes to install insanely colored and patterned silkscreens boldly on to architectural…

Factory to Fantastic School

We read this story about a new middle school and high school in Baltimore, the…

Birds have Good Taste

We love this idea of what a birdhouse really looks like inside. A beverage company…

AHA! for Zaha Hadid

A series of buildings of circles that are piled on top of each other and…

Taller by a Needle

Since 1974, Chicago was the home of the “Tallest Building in America.” The Sears Tower,…

Pen Drawings of Architecture

The City out my Window is a sweet book about architectural views. The author, Matteo…

Sticks and Stonehenge

If you look back in the farthest history of architecture, you might discover Stonehenge. What…

Facade of Funny Men

The De Goblin parking garage in Almere, in the Netherlands is quite a cute building.…

Ghostly Structure in the Woods

This beautiful glowing structure is not as scary as it might look – located in…

Watch a City Grow

The folks at a company called Cube Cities have made some interesting videos that illustrate…

Camp for Architecture

Oh it is so frustrating that we don’t live in Hong Kong, and that it…

Betts House in Cincinnati

A small museum, called the Betts House, in Cincinnati has a focus on buildings and…

This One is Going Down.

Prentiss Women’s Hospital has been around since 1974, designed by a famous Chicago architect named…

Don’t be Scared, It’s Only Paper

Ah, we wish we had been in London to see this exhibit, called Horrorgami. Artist…

The First Woman of Place

You probably have not heard of her – Louise Blanchard Bethune – was the first…

The Incredible Rolling Bridge

Hey, have you ever seen a bridge like this? It is not like a drawbridge…

Watch Out…the “L” Train is Coming

Sometimes we try to figure out how some architects dream up solutions to problem. Like…

Hey! I’m Taller than You

Chicago used to have the tallest building – the Sears Tower (now called the Willis…

Hurry to the Top

A gigantic building is rising in Shanghai China. It is called the Shanghai Tower and…

Unlock those Doors!

A long time ago, at Northwestern University, a library was built. It was named the…

Too Cool Schools

At the Center for Architecture in New York City, you can visit an exhibit about…

archKID RECOMMENDS: Origami Architecture Book

Origami Architecture: Papercraft Models of the World’s Most Famous Buildings[/amazon_link] by Yee. Make your own…

No People Pictures, Please

The Taj Mahal, in Agra is a building that has always made us yearn to…

Kids Can (and Should) Design

This wonderful drawing was made by our friend, James N. and we just wanted to…

Fold On! Look at that Paper Building!

Paper artist, Yee, has a new book titled, “Origami Architecture” and guess what? You can…

Green and Proud

So there is an architect, well he is really called an “architectural botanist”, named Patick…

Boys and Girls and Building Toys

When I was a kid I did not play with Barbie dolls. I did not…

Houses of Paper

This Japanese architecture firm has designed some really interesting projects, including this project in Japan,…

Watch a Movie on a Raft

An architecture firm called Buro Ole Scheeren, based in China and Hong Kong, is designing…

Don’t Play with Your Food, Young Man!

So, at archKIDecture, we are not huge fans of wasting food or using it in…

A Contest in Atlanta

For kids and adults alike, you can try out this “Name the architecture spot in…

A Talking Head talks about Music and Architecture

Music is defined by architecture. Well, music is influenced by architecture. Well, music is often…

Be a Tourist in Your Own City

A number of cities across the world have been organizing free public events, called OpenHouse.The…

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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.