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Archive of posts published in the category: learn about architecture

Do You Know your Building Trivia?

We cannot wait to visit Washington DC to see the Whitehouse, of course, and wave…

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.…

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…

So is THAT how that building was built??

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

Teach about Architecture to Kids

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

Dump The Trump Tower

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

A Real Dutch Erector Set

This new city building in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, is built like a toy erector set.The…

Modernist or Fake?

Is it real or is it Lego? Recently we saw some cool Modernist houses in…

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…

5 Minute Origami House for Young Children

Click on the image on the left to see this animation and learn how to fold a…

Cool School in a Pool (a Lagoon, really)

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

Onset of the Quonset

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

Tennessee Architecture Program for Teens

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

96 Days of Architecture in Chicago

Countdown until October 3, 2015. The Chicago Biennial begins on that day in autumn, when…

A Real-Life Origami House?

Fold it up in the winter and open it up when the weather warms up, this…

U of Illinois wants YOU to Discover Architecture

Champaign-Urbana is the home of the University of Illinois. Go visit in the summer and stay to…

Wright Kind of Summer Camp

Kids aged 7-9 in Scottsdale are lucky to have an opportunity to learn at Taliesin…

High School Architecture Camp

Lucky for 25 kids who get to go to an architecture camp this summer at…

History Lesson: Robert Robinson Taylor

Robert Robinson Taylor is featured on a US Postal Service Stamp but you might not…

Dwelling on a Cincinnati Architecture Education Project

You can’t really argue with a program that is a free, hands-on, project-based learning experience…

Thank You for 50 Buildings

Today is day 24 in the “History of Cities in 50 Buildings” series that The…

Design.Build.Transform.

What a great series of words. Design.Build.Transform. If you design something and build it, you…

Architecture Camps for Kids in Illinois

Two architecture camps are planned for this summer 2015 for kids grades 4-6 and 7-9…

Bamboochitecture

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

Boston Teen Architecture Workshop

Are you a teenager? Do you know a teenager? Have you ever seen a teenager?…

How to Move a $10 House

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

What? A 3D-Printed Apartment Building?

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

Neat Architecture Book for Kids

A design and build architecture firm in the UK, called Moon, had an awful good…

Rotterdam Peas Arch

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

Architecture Classroom Poster

The designers at Pop Chart Lab created a beautiful infographic – otherwise known as a…

Building with Bottles + Bamboo

Take things that you have around, like plastic bottles and bamboo sticks, and make 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.