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Archive of posts published in the category: learn about architecture

ZIPPY Architecture

This building might come as a surprise to you. You can ZIP it up. Literally…

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Googletecture

You know how Google always has a doodle on the home page for search? Fortunately…

Kohoku House: Concrete and Light

A Japanese architecture firm designed a small house for a small family in a small…

Who Moved My House?

A few years ago, in Wilmette, a suburb of Chicago, lived a house that was…

Color Geometry on Buildings

Sometimes you see a mural or painting on a building that makes the difference between…

Notre Dame in Paris: Sadness in Flames and Hope in Spire Competition

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris suffered terrible damage in a fire this week. The…

Tulips and Pickles in London

For a number of years, one of the most interesting skyscrapers in London was the…

About Perspective Mural is BIG

We installed a large mural in Evanston Illinois for the summer. It is a giant…

Summer Architecture Workshops – ArchforKids in NY

Lucky kids who live in New Rochelle will be able to attend a workshop series…

Building up to the Pritzker Prize

In the world of architecture, the Pritzker Prize is a huge award. Architect and designer,…

Grow this Building Material!

Hemp is a natural plant and a natural building material that has been around since…

Brave Women of Architecture!

Women have not always been welcome in the field of architecture. It is a sad…

A Sort of an Architect…

Sometimes someone trains as an architect and does not design any  structures at all. Sometimes…

Pink Houses in Sweden

Artist Olek wanted to create a work (or two) that would recognize the difficulty of…

A Century of I.M.Pei

Ready set go…blow out those birthday candles, Mr. Pei! This famous architect turned 100years old…

Mini Homes in the Future

What do you think houses will look like in the future? Will you live in…

SOMe Work by SOMe Firm Named SOM

SOM. What is that? In the heads of architects and architecture firms, SOM is SOMewhat…

Maudie’s House

We just saw a movie titled “Maudie,” about an artist who lived up in the…

Fallingwater Colors

In Mill Run Pennsylvania, a house of stone, concrete, steel and glass straddles above a…

Which One Does Not Belong?

Frank Lloyd Wright was one of America’s most famous architects. This year celebrates the 150th…

Hip Hop Architecture for Kids

Hip Hop Architecture Camp is taking place this summer. What is it? These are free, weeklong…

Things are Looking Up!

Los Angeles design firm, Freeland Buck, designed a fascinating installation for the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian…

Google Salutes Architect Zaha Hadid

The Google Doodle today, May 31, 2017, recognizes the architect Zaha Hadid and her unique…

architecture for kids is OK in OK

Bad pun, admittedly. We love that librarians and artists are teaming up in Oklahoma to…

Architecture Camps for Kids 2017

We are working on collecting information about camps that teach about architecture for kids. There…

Architect Dreams of 4 Golden Pigs

UPDATE! THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN! Later in summer 2017 for ONE DAY! We will…

Michelle Obama for Architecture!

Former First Lady Michelle Obama recently spoke at the American Institute of Architects’ 2017 annual…

Happy May Birthday, Walter Gropius!

May 18. 1883. The day that Walter Gropius was born. Let’s see, how many years…

Paper Walls So No Need for Wallpaper

There is an office in Sweden with interior walls made of paper – piles and piles…

What is a Chicago Window?

There are all sorts of windows that an architect might select for a building. Chicago…

Z is for ZIGGURAT

Ziggurat. What a goofy sounding word, right? What is a ziggurat and how does it…

Modernism among Palm Trees

Modernism is a style of architecture built in the 1950’s. It is recognizable for straight…

I Can Build it with Seven Pieces

Can you really build this building with only 7 geometric shapes? This is called a…

Fold Up a Playhouse

Artist/designer Huy Voun Lee is very clever. Origami Playhouse is more than a book, it is…

He Drew Upside Down

Paul R. Williams was a remarkable architect because he designed so many different types of buildings well,…