Category: teach it!

A Terrific Teaching Guide about Architecture for Kids

The folks at the Chicago Architecture Biennial have put together a robust, well-designed and chock-full-of-good stuff teaching guide for teachers, adults or kids. We recommend it for your journey into using architecture as the subject of your inquiry. The guide explains why architecture is a great medium for learning a lot of different subjects, and […]

Teaching Kids about Architecture in Spain

This program has it all – hands-on learning, skill-building, and FUN. Architecture for Kids, or Architectura Par Ninos, is the name of the program, and gives us another case of “darn I wish I lived in Spain” The program is spelled out on the website, where they build structures both big and small, they learn […]

Join the Green Dollhouse Challenge

We just heard about the Green Dollhouse Challenge, a competition of the most politically correct kind! In this Challenge, participants range from 1 – 100 years old, pre-schoolers to aged architects (and anyone in between.) Sponsored by the organization, the competition is meant to encourage creative thinking in the field of energy efficiency, sustainability, […]

Architecture Playground for Kids

Besides great jazz music, yummy beignets (donut-like treats) and a great architectural bike tour of the Lower Ninth Ward, there is now a new reason to visit New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA). At 2828 Thalia Street, you will find “the Imagination Playground – an architect-designed kit of life-sized building blocks as well as a wide array […]