read about it

The Works book

What Lies Underneath the City?

The Works book

Author Kate Ascher shows us what runs our cities – literally, how the water travels through the pipes, the electricity through wires and cables, and streets and all of the other elements that make a city run…these are all called infrastructure. INFRASTRUCTURE is a LARGE WORD. The Wikipedia definition is “Infrastructure is the fundamental facilities and

Coloring Architecture Coloring Book

Holiday Gift Idea of Coloring Architecture Coloring Book!

Coloring Architecture Coloring Book

We created a coloring book for kids and adults alike! Coloring Architecture, Interiors is our big fat coloring book with simple enough interior scenes that you won’t need glasses to complete it! Tear out pages and color them with patterns or solids, with bright colors or subdued hues. However you want to see each room

150 Years of Frank Lloyd Wright

2017 will be a yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth. There will be special tours, projects,events, and even dinners at various venues in Madison Wisconsin. For kids, there is an exciting new exhibit inspired by Wright’s ideas, at the Madison Children’s Museum. The exhibit’s title, “From Coops to Cathedrals: Nature, Childhood and the

A Small ABC Book about Architecture

  A is for Architecture is a book by Eric Heuler. With a hand drawn image on each page and a single sentence describing the words from A to Z, the book is a nice introduction to the terms of architecture, from Dome, to Masonry, to Oculus. (An oculus, by the way, is a circular window

Draw all of NYC buildings?

Can He Draw ALL the Buildings in New York?

Draw all of NYC buildings?

There is an artist who lives in New York City who believes he can draw all of the buildings in New York City! Wow. Now that is a goal in your life, right? It is a great book about architecture for kids and can be used for storytelling or for some simple math skills too

Modernist house and lego house

Modernist or Fake?

Modernist house and lego house

Is it real or is it Lego? Recently we saw some cool Modernist houses in Palm Springs, California. They were built in the 1940’s, 1950’s and the 1960’s in a slick, horizontal kind of way, with large roof overhangs offering shade and creating beautiful shadows too. In the hot desert world of Palm Springs, these

glass box house

History in a Glass Box

glass box house

In World War II, Jewish people and others were gathered and sent off to concentration camps from all of over Europe by the Nazis. In the Netherlands, the Dutch Government built a camp to accept Jewish refugees who were fleeing from Nazi Germany in 1939, but in 1940 the Germans took over the camp and

Orchidarium in Medellin Colombia

A Home for Orchids

Orchidarium in Medellin Colombia

We at archKIDecture had never heard the word before, but this structure in Colombia, South America, is called an orchidarium. It is a home for orchids. In the lush climate of Medellin, Colombia, architects from architecture firms, “Plan B” and   JPRCR, won a competition to design this wooden structure for the Botanic Gardens of Medellin.