Building with Bottles + Bamboo

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

Living in a World Cup Stadium

Two French architects, Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux, came up with this nutty idea…

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…

Nimble Nims House from the 50’s

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

Steppin’ Out with architecture

Just glimpsed these fantastic shoes, designed by a young woman named Esther from Oak Park,…

Pink Mangrove Tree Towers?

In China, a design firm might build the tallest pink buildings in the world. Well,…

Wow that Bauhaus

In Germany, between 1919 and 1933, there was an art school called BAUHAUS. It had…

What is a Munafuda?

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

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Stamp City

Paper Neighborhood is a great stamping kit that comes in a can. You can build…

Lunarchitecture

Ever wonder about traveling to the moon? We think it is interesting that there are…

STOP the PLOP!

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

Dare to Build a Dome

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

Boy, It’s Cold Out There!

When we think of ice houses and structures, we usually conjure up images of igloos,…

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,…

The Tonight Show loves Architecture

Have you seen this beautiful wooden New York City, every night on The Tonight Show…

Summer Skyscraper Class for Teachers

Want to visit Chicago and learn about skyscrapers? If you are a teacher, come on…

A-Door-able Door

Sometimes an artist, designer or architect tries to rethink a common question. In this case…

A Lego World in Google

A new app, called “Build with Chrome” allows you to build a lego building online…

107 Solid Reasons to be an Architect

107 reasons to be an architect. Not just 10. Or even 100. We are offering…

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,…

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 Pétrin 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…

Change Your Space

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

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