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Archive of posts published in the category: building projects

A Minty Tiny House Project

Sometimes you might want to build a project about space that is small and simple.…

Gingerbread Fallingwater House

So you want to build a gingerbread house? Why not impress your  neighbors and friends,…

Draw in 3D? Sounds AMAZING!!!

A new toy/tool/art supply called a 3Doodler is available so you can draw a 3D…

3D Printed Thingys Make Platonic Solids!

You see, there is a man who came up with some 3D printed connector thingys that work…

Architecture Pipe Cleaner Project

Want to build something with old fashioned pipe cleaners? How about trying to build the…

Tsumiki and the Triangle

Tsumiki is the Japanese word for “wooden blocks”. How convenient that a Japanese architect, Kengo…

Got the Winter Blues? Build a Cardboard House!

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

5 Minute Origami House for Young Children

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

Record Breaking Legos in UK!

On August 10th, you need to get to the Boroughbridge Library (in Boroughbridge, UK of…

Construction Contest for Kids

Do you know about K’Nex? It is a company that makes small plastic building toys…

Join the Green Dollhouse Challenge

We just heard about the Green Dollhouse Challenge, a competition of the most politically correct…

Neat Architecture Book for Kids

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

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…

Crafty Kids can Make Furniture NOW!

An architect in Switzerland had a nifty web site called FoldSchool – see it at…

Perfect Paper Paris Project!

Ah Paris, the city of lights. So many elements of the architecture of Paris make…

Paper Town Project for You!

This site has a nice little project for anyone interested in a 3D project that…

What is a Munafuda?

Our Japanese friend, Masako, sent us some great photos of a new buddhist temple under…

Dare to Build a Dome

Building a geodesic dome is not simple. Ask Bucky Fuller. There is math involved and…

Lunchbag Homes

So many of us carry a brown paper bag to school each day, with our…

Architectural Doll Houses

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

Want to Color Some Houses?

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

Change Your Space

Sometimes, you can control your own architecture. What we mean is, you might not have…

Facade of Funny Men

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

Bus Stop Beauty

Waiting for the bus in Krumbach is more interesting now than ever. This small town…

Architect Barbie is Stylin’

Barbie has been changing over the years from a female doll with lots of clothes,…

Sip that Geodesic Dome!

We saw this little geodesic dome in the halls of one of the science buildings…

Fold On! Look at that Paper Building!

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

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…

A Contest in Atlanta

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

Build Your Own- Like Abe Lincoln Did!

Everyone around here in Illinois knows the stories of how Abraham Lincoln built his own…

Fungus HOUSES among US

Who lives here? Will their houses turn into pizza ingredients someday?

Living Graffiti

Do you like graffiti? Does it make you mad or thrilled? It probably depends where…

TOWER in a FEW HOURS

Well, we decided to put ourselves to work and build a skyscraper. We wanted 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.