archKID facts

archKIDecture event

archKIDecture fun program!

archKIDecture event

archKIDecture is going to have an afternoon of fun during Evanston Made’s studio tour on Saturday, October from 12-5pm. Come by 1121 Ashland to the street side and check out our building project, for kids and adults!

Larkin Building

A Building Made Invisible

Larkin Building

Frank Lloyd Wright designed a fantastic structure called the Larking Building in Buffalo, New York in the early 1900’s. It was an office building for the Larkin Soap Company. It was a very original building with new inventions like air conditioning, and built-in furniture. The central area of the building was open and all the

Arc de Triomphe wrapped, Christo and Jeanne Claude

Wrapping it up in Paris!

Arc de Triomphe wrapped, Christo and Jeanne Claude

The Arc de Triomphe is a huge arch in the center of the city of Paris, France. It is the intersection of a number of streets and is a centerpiece in the city. It is a spectacle at the moment because it is wrapped entirely in fabric. We wish we were in the city of

SignSquares by archKIDecture

Working out a new Building Block

SignSquares by archKIDecture

At archKIDecture, we are always trying to figure out ways to build cool stuff and we are so pleased when we can figure out how to use a material that is recycled or distracted from the trash pile. We are working on some building blocks that we plan to use for Family Days at the

sandcastle on archKIDecture website

Sandcastle Surprise at the Beach

sandcastle on archKIDecture website

archKIDecture is located in Evanston Illinois, which is so fortunate to be on the shore of Lake Michigan. Lake Michigan is a HUGE lake – a GREAT LAKE in fact, and one of the GREAT LAKES of the world, where there is an abundance of beautiful, fresh water. (Not the salty variety you find in

Geodesic Domes and make your own vertices

Make Geodesic Dome Connectors with a 3-D Printer!

Geodesic Domes and make your own vertices

This will be interesting to you if you are a person who: Has access to a 3D printer (check your local library! They often have cool maker spots.) Has an interest in buildings and structures Thinks Geodesic Domes are magical Wants to build something yourself Feels that something that was designed for free on a

Tiny WPA

Desks and Chairs for Kids!

Tiny WPA

There is an organization called Tiny WPA based in Philadelphia. It was named after the Works Progress Administration – which is an interesting US government project from back in 1935. Anyway, Tiny WPA is a youth-led community design improvement program. We want to give them KUDOS for doing great work! Tiny WPA has been working