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What Lies Underneath the City?

Author Kate Ascher shows us what runs our cities – literally, how the water travels…

Holiday Gift Idea of Coloring Architecture Coloring Book!

We created a coloring book for kids and adults alike! Coloring Architecture, Interiors is our…

150 Years of Frank Lloyd Wright

2017 will be a yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth. There will…

A Small ABC Book about Architecture

  A is for Architecture is a book by Eric Heuler. With a hand drawn…

Can He Draw ALL the Buildings in New York?

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

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…

A Home for Orchids

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

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…

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.…

What? A 3D-Printed Apartment Building?

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

Nimble Nims House from the 50’s

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

STOP the PLOP!

Blair Kamin has an interesting job. He is an architecture critic. That means that he…

Tale of Two Red Squares

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

Make it. See it. Read it.

Christy Hale wrote a book about architecture for kids that we admire greatly – titled…

Grampa and Granny Eames by Eames

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

Youtube? No the IITtube

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

Pen Drawings of Architecture

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

Frankly, A Good Architecture Book

Young Frank, Architect, written and illustrated by Frank Viva, is a story about a young…

A Great Architecture Book

This book, titled “If you Lived Here: Houses of the World” has fantastic illustrations. They…

Ghostly Structure in the Woods

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

archKID RECOMMENDS: Origami Architecture Book

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

READ About Making Great PLACES

One of our favorite people in the world of architecture writing and thinking is a…

Something to think about: URBICIDE

Sometimes we make up a word. Like “Kapow” when Batman hits the Riddler in the…

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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.