Archinect - News 2017-10-23T04:01:12-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150033784/dream-houses-drawn-by-kids-and-rendered-by-professionals Dream houses drawn by kids and rendered by professionals Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-17T19:35:00-04:00 >2017-10-18T14:55:39-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/of/off2c7jxu88r7q5w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/of/off2c7jxu88r7q5w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/of/off2c7jxu88r7q5w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/of/off2c7jxu88r7q5w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>There is a wonderful <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/103117101/never-too-young-15-librarian-recommended-architecture-books-for-young-children" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">children's book</a> written by Chis Van Dusen called&nbsp;<em>If I Built a House</em>, in which the character Jack embarks on designing the house of his dreams. In the opening pages, Jack announces that "[his] house will be different. It can't be the norm./[He'll] think about traffic flow, function, and form./Oh, it may include shapes like a tower or dome./But [he'll] focus on what makes a building a home."&nbsp;</p> <p>Like the character Jack, children in general can make great architects. While architects often focus on how&nbsp;<em>they&nbsp;</em>can create spaces&mdash;like schools and playgrounds&mdash;for children, the less explored question is what can children offer the architect? With their unabashed imagination, young adults have a lot to offer design, which is itself a childlike kind of process that allows you to engage with something in a more immediate kind of way.&nbsp;To this process, children bring fresh perspectives and an uninhibited curiosity, they are spontaneous, honest and have further been found to conce...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150023716/scaffolding-around-grenfell-tower-may-be-used-as-screen-for-art-projections Scaffolding around Grenfell Tower may be used as screen for art projections Julia Ingalls 2017-08-22T12:17:00-04:00 >2017-08-22T12:17:44-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gc/gcgticlqn2perg5l.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gc/gcgticlqn2perg5l.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gc/gcgticlqn2perg5l.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gc/gcgticlqn2perg5l.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>As workers prepare to remove the charred debris from Grenfell Tower, the specially erected scaffolding and netting around the building that will block the view of their work from the public may be used as a kind of projection screen for local children's painting and art. At least, that's what site and remediation manager Michael Lockwood has proposed, in part because the schoolchildren are apparently unhappy staring at the burned out husk of the previously-flammably-clad tower.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/uploads/gp/gp4xa13bxuww55lx.jpeg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/1028x/gp/gp4xa13bxuww55lx.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Residents take in the burned tower. Image: Catholic Church England via Flickr</figcaption></figure><p>According to <a href="http://theartnewspaper.com/news/news/grenfell-tower-exterior-could-be-turned-into-a-canvas-for-children-s-art-/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Art Newspaper</a>, "Lockwood recently met primary school pupils in the area who said that looking up at the tower is upsetting. 'I asked them if they would like to come up with paintings of what they would like to see on the building,' he said. The works would be projected on to the scaffolding screen."<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150014156/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-kids-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Kids Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-06-23T14:59:00-04:00 >2017-06-23T15:00:51-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wd/wdskvs21k5p52325.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wd/wdskvs21k5p52325.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wd/wdskvs21k5p52325.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wd/wdskvs21k5p52325.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p> <p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/kids-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Kids Spaces</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/p9/p9x9sc1jberkuoz0.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/p9/p9x9sc1jberkuoz0.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/69207772/burntwood-school/149993494" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Burntwood School</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69207772/allford-hall-monaghan-morris-ahmm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/pb/pbhyc2j76kkr4i8z.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/pb/pbhyc2j76kkr4i8z.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/selenckyparsons/project/broxholm-road" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Broxholm Road</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/selenckyparsons" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Selencky///Parsons</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/in/ina7b7ut6st4fuhg.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/in/ina7b7ut6st4fuhg.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dsgnagnc/project/sandboxing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANDBOXING</a> in Dallas, TX by <a href="http://archinect.com/dsgnagnc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DSGN AGNC</a> (<a href="http://archinect.com/quilian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quilian Riano</a>, Designer), New Cities Future Ruins (Gavin Kroeber, Curator), Ash Studio (Fabrication)<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ho/hol946wu32w66raj.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ho/hol946wu32w66raj.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/thomsonadsett/project/hummingbird-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hummingbird House Children's Hospice</a> in Brisbane, Australia by <a href="http://archinect.com/thomsonadsett" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ThomsonAdsett</a>; Photo: Alicia Taylor<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/bu/bu2noq2gr7v6tqvp.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/bu/bu2noq2gr7v6tqvp.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54428815/the-boa-constrictor-in-the-children-s-grand-park-touch-the-story-project/149936699" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Boa Constrictor in the Children's Grand Park-Touch the Story Project</a> in Seoul, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54428815/studio_gaon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio_GAON</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/k0/k0bblsblva6sedt3.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/k0/k0bblsblva6sedt3.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/ideal/project/silicon-valley-comes-to-beijing-cheetah-mobile" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cheetah Mobile global office headquarters</a> in Beijing, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/ideal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IDEAL Design &amp; Construction</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/0t/0tr9xjzfpeymu6px.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/0t/0tr9xjzfpeymu6px.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/wunderground/project/chelsea-eco-duplex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chelsea Eco Duplex</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/wunderground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wunderground a...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150007035/arckit-launches-a-kickstarter-for-its-detailed-cityscape-and-masterplan-kits Arckit launches a Kickstarter for its detailed Cityscape and Masterplan kits Julia Ingalls 2017-05-11T15:15:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T15:15:44-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m7/m7am9avrxedlwlmf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m7/m7am9avrxedlwlmf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m7/m7am9avrxedlwlmf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m7/m7am9avrxedlwlmf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146675479/envision-your-next-design-with-arckit-giveaway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arckit is expanding from house models</a> into entire cities and master plans, or at least will if they meet their Kickstarter goals.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ge/gebh02x4cbwci12n.jpg"></p><p>The Kickstarter showcases a series of models with various components including contoured top pieces, textured walls and even transparent, glass-like modular elements.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/78/7859ezdnd1o1ykwd.jpg"></p><p>Contribute to the campaign and check out the video of their new implements <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1691637408/arckit-design-and-build-your-dream-city?utm_source=Arckit+Newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=e4c8ca7729-Kickstarter&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_6f068dd13a-e4c8ca7729-261857333&amp;mc_cid=e4c8ca7729&amp;mc_eid=ee457ac4ba" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150003944/touring-danish-playground-emphasizes-multi-faceted-nature-of-play-with-modular-elements-a-smoke-machine Touring Danish playground emphasizes multi-faceted nature of play with modular elements + a smoke machine Julia Ingalls 2017-04-20T13:06:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T13:06:49-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z5/z5d50l04kih6628k.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z5/z5d50l04kih6628k.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z5/z5d50l04kih6628k.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z5/z5d50l04kih6628k.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In addition to conceptually representing the inherent creativity of play, this&nbsp;touring modular playground made up of 35 white cubes mounted on safety rubber&nbsp;also features inlaid LEDs and a smoke machine, making it ridiculously cool for its target demographic.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0v/0vx66brkmcwz3a4f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m3/m36u4se2qixinfoy.jpg"></p><p>As Stephan Gustin, one of the designers behind architecture firm Gustin Landscape's playground explains, "Kids are like grown-ups &ndash; we are all different, and since the &lsquo;classic&rsquo; playground design only considers&nbsp;physical play, it is this variation in personality that is a high priority for My Playground.&nbsp;We created a set of &lsquo;building blocks&rsquo; that can be configured in several ways to fit different places. We created these white cubes with&nbsp;refined decorations that have the feeling of a 'non-specific' landscape, meaning that you can create your own story, your own drama and your own fantasy. The cubes will then transform and blend into different environments. This could not happen if it looked&nbsp;like a giant ladybug - or classic swing...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149975214/turning-america-s-suburbs-into-playborhoods-for-kids-to-cope-with-fear Turning America's suburbs into 'playborhoods' for kids to cope with fear Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-25T13:31:00-04:00 >2016-11-04T00:02:16-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sg/sg9oqgwe2u8u020c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sg/sg9oqgwe2u8u020c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sg/sg9oqgwe2u8u020c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sg/sg9oqgwe2u8u020c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>They were living in San Francisco, but they wanted to move out of the city to a playborhood &mdash; a version of American kid life featured in shows like &ldquo;The Little Rascals&rdquo; and &ldquo;Leave It to Beaver,&rdquo; in which kids build forts and ride bikes outside, unsupervised &mdash; free, skirting danger, but ultimately always lucky. [...] Dangerous play is how kids learn how to titrate fear. [...] &ldquo;If the instinct wasn&rsquo;t of evolutionary benefit, the behavior would have been rooted out.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>This piece is ostensibly about parenting, and one Silicon Valley-dad who is trying to teach (and trust) his kids to take physical risks. But in defiance of the "helicopter parent" method, Mark Laska, the piece's subject dad, elects to modify his own environment rather than coaching his individual kids. He changes his home, yard and (he hopes) his city to create environments that all kids can learn test their own limits in&mdash;without parents presence, but with their parents' trust.</p><p>More on parenting urbanism:</p><ul><li><a title="These super-rich parents are building bespoke houses to homeschool their children" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148516707/these-super-rich-parents-are-building-bespoke-houses-to-homeschool-their-children" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">These super-rich parents are building bespoke houses to homeschool their children</a></li><li><a title="Ten Top Images on Archinect's &quot;Kids Spaces&quot; Pinterest Board" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944090/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-kids-spaces-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Kids Spaces" Pinterest Board</a></li><li><a title="There's still hope: Blighted New Orleans lot will become playground that gets kids excited about architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124830674/there-s-still-hope-blighted-new-orleans-lot-will-become-playground-that-gets-kids-excited-about-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">There's still hope: Blighted New Orleans lot will become playground that gets kids excited about architecture</a></li><li><a title="Make a Buckminster Fuller Blanket Fort" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/48972621/make-a-buckminster-fuller-blanket-fort" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Make a Buckminster Fuller Blanket Fort</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149971968/see-downtown-los-angeles-in-legos See downtown Los Angeles in Legos Julia Ingalls 2016-10-04T13:15:00-04:00 >2016-10-09T23:41:07-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pr/prq0lwzfmylz1lji.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pr/prq0lwzfmylz1lji.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pr/prq0lwzfmylz1lji.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pr/prq0lwzfmylz1lji.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Take away the conceptual heft of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127084952/conceptual-artist-chris-burden-dies-at-69" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Burden's</a> Metropolis II and substitute in a grade-school love for pre-fabricated plastic building blocks and you'd have something like Jorge Parra Jr.'s eight-years-in-the-making Lego model of Los Angeles, which portrays a detailed swath of the city's downtown. Here's a video tour, including scale-model billboards, a working Metro train, and a faithful representation of its latest skyscraper:</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149944090/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-kids-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Kids Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-05-06T19:56:00-04:00 >2016-05-08T00:14:27-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6c/6cm62ung9d8wnv0j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6c/6cm62ung9d8wnv0j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6c/6cm62ung9d8wnv0j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6c/6cm62ung9d8wnv0j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/kids-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Kids Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ds/ds3nvokdnsexkryz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes/project/nursery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nursery</a> in Buhl, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Coulon &amp; associ&eacute;s</a>; Photo: Eugeni Pons</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/re/re7akv92c9baybvh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/derrington/project/khabele-elementary-expansion2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Khabele Elementary Expansion</a> in Austin, TX by <a href="http://archinect.com/derrington" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Derrington Building Studio</a>; Photo: Peter Molick Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ah/ahz3z57ugmwf6yva.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/PODarchitects/project/swindon-designer-outlet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swindon Designer Outlet</a> in Swindon, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/PODarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">POD Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ze/zer5w6dr8jc790nf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/22604145/pleated-inflation/142435160" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pleated Inflation</a> in Argel&egrave;s, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22604145/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THEVERYMANY</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dq/dqec70x2nz0nicwc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/53416700/gothenburg-city-library/109089506" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City Library</a> in Gothenburg, Sweden by Ers&egrave;us Arkitekter; Interior Design: <a href="http://archinect.com/LINKarkitektur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Link Arkitektur</a>; Photo: Hundven-Clements Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pg/pgwhc4c1z1407szv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/59916006/planyc-far-rockaway-park-masterplan-and-parks-structures/71472247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PlaNYC Far Rockaway Park Masterplan and Parks Structures</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/wxystudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WXY Architecture + Urban Design</a>; Photo: Albert Vecerka/ESTO</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fs/fspu29dt0fjhof1z.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/4122347/studio-eight-photos/104024566" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Eight Photos</a> in Thessaloniki, Greece by <a href="http://archinect.com/inputcreativestudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INPUT creative studio...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/130412101/serpentine-galleries-launch-build-your-own-pavilion-for-really-young-architects Serpentine Galleries launch Build Your Own Pavilion for (really) young architects Alexander Walter 2015-06-25T15:26:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T22:38:47-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ou/ou7lmxj42tfbtnhc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ou/ou7lmxj42tfbtnhc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ou/ou7lmxj42tfbtnhc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ou/ou7lmxj42tfbtnhc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>In this first year of Build Your Own Pavilion, young people aged 8 to&nbsp;14 are invited to submit their Pavilion designs online and at workshops&nbsp;across the UK during the summer of 2015. The platform and workshops&nbsp;give an insight to the basic principles of architectural design and&nbsp;workshop students will be given the Pavilion brief and a toolkit that&nbsp;begins with sketching by hand, working with simple modeling materials&nbsp;and progressing to 3D design and print technologies.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Earlier this week, London's Serpentine Galleries launched the much anticipated <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130175687/selgascano-s-psychedelic-chrysalis-serpentine-pavilion-is-now-open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 summer pavilion</a> &mdash; a vibrant and playful space slug designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54077942/selgascano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SelgasCano</a>.</p><p>To celebrate fifteen years of pavilions (and continuing the theme of "playfulness"), the Galleries also launched <em><a href="http://buildyourownpavilion.serpentinegalleries.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Build Your Own Pavilion: Young Architects Challenge</a>, </em>an initiative that "enables young people to upload their own designs&nbsp;for a Pavilion to an online gallery, gain insight and learn about the&nbsp;architectural process from the world&rsquo;s leading architects, download&nbsp;tools for designing and building their own Pavilions."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/re/rea0rye4wu7x6gbo.jpg"></p><p>Besides the website, <em>Build Your Own Pavilion </em>also offers design &amp; engineering workshops for children throughout the UK, organized in partnership with Kidesign. See some images and a video of previous workshops below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jt/jtfatdtvqo67voul.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j0d6bkyneeme161z.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/126073578/primary-school-kids-could-design-australia-s-next-national-park-via-minecraft Primary school kids could design Australia's next national park via Minecraft Justine Testado 2015-04-24T20:50:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T21:22:33-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b2/b2vzv0vcwu964h9q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b2/b2vzv0vcwu964h9q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b2/b2vzv0vcwu964h9q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b2/b2vzv0vcwu964h9q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Australia&rsquo;s next national park could be designed on the video game Minecraft &ndash; and by primary school children &ndash; if a new venture by the [NRAMLR] goes to plan. In a move worthy of Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation, pupils from the Adelaide Hills area have been invited to design their 'perfect national park' using the block-building game, with $8.9m allotted to bring the winning student&rsquo;s design to life.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/124830674/there-s-still-hope-blighted-new-orleans-lot-will-become-playground-that-gets-kids-excited-about-architecture There's still hope: Blighted New Orleans lot will become playground that gets kids excited about architecture Alexander Walter 2015-04-08T17:44:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:37:55-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3t/3tqaxhmqzwm0fjr9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3t/3tqaxhmqzwm0fjr9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3t/3tqaxhmqzwm0fjr9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3t/3tqaxhmqzwm0fjr9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Students at several Central City schools soon will have a permanent place to learn about architecture, design and city planning after officials from PlayBuild, a nonprofit focused on architecture education, broke ground Tuesday on a &ldquo;design playground&rdquo; in New Orleans. The 2-year-old organization, along with Palmisano Contractors, is converting a vacant lot at Thalia and Willow streets into a space for children to play and learn.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Learn more about&nbsp;Playbuild NOLA (or find ways to get involved) <a href="http://www.playbuild.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/116666690/architecture-for-all-ages-the-top-youth-inspired-projects-of-2014 Architecture for All Ages: The top “youth-inspired” projects of 2014 Justine Testado 2014-12-29T13:00:00-05:00 >2015-01-02T15:28:56-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/po/po4ui9hnhvfex2ig.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/po/po4ui9hnhvfex2ig.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/po/po4ui9hnhvfex2ig.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/po/po4ui9hnhvfex2ig.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Curiosity is a driving force in architecture, design, and just about every creative field. Whether it was through collaborative projects in grade school, reading comic books, or sitting in a corner doodling away, it's not unusual for creative practitioners to say their interests were formed during their childhood and teenage years, if not somehow reaffirmed later in life.</p><p>Below is a loosely threaded list of end-of-the-year picks (in no particular order) of fun and educational projects that focus on youth participation as well as projects that echo childhood nostalgia and curiosity. Just like the kid who always asks "Why?", these fun uplifting projects are a reminder that inquisitiveness should never run dry and, regardless of age, learning never stops.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103117101/never-too-young-15-librarian-recommended-architecture-books-for-young-children" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Never Too Young; 15 Librarian-Recommended Architecture Books for Young Children</strong></a> &darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/md/mdtczide1vo7oaq7.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95659740/the-winning-narratives-of-the-first-fairy-tales-architecture-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The winning narratives of the first Fairy Tales Architecture Competition </strong></a>&darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/po/po4ui9hnhvfex2ig.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101654926/constructing-holden-caulfield-learning-to-build-character-through-literary-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>"Constructing Holden Caulfield": Learning to build character through literary arc...</strong></a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/113648500/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-kids-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Kids Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-11-14T13:38:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T19:45:55-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8j/8j59ksz8ydqqnldx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8j/8j59ksz8ydqqnldx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8j/8j59ksz8ydqqnldx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8j/8j59ksz8ydqqnldx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the NEW board <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/kids-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Kids Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gy/gyll0q5b5lrev9un.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/JMDDesign/project/blaxland-common-playground-regional-playspace" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blaxland Common Playground - Regional Playspace</a> in&nbsp;Homebush, Australia by <a href="http://archinect.com/JMDDesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">JMD Design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l9/l9p18svd0nak2l9m.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/haeahn/project/incheon-children-science-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Incheon Children Science Museum</a> in Incheon, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/haeahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haeahn Architecture</a>; Photo: Park Youngchae</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ou/ouvfzt5niq2udt2z.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/watershed/project/concordia-international-school" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concordia International School</a> in Shanghai, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/watershed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watershed</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rz/rzrrl3b2os3vn7qb.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/53416700/flad-ngskolan/75568862" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flad&auml;ngskolan</a> in Lomma, Sweden by <a href="http://archinect.com/LINKarkitektur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Link Arkitektur</a>; Photo: Hundven-Clements Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uu/uuj4mcbezxc31yet.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/labindc/project/upshur-playground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Upshur Playground</a> in Washington, DC by <a href="http://archinect.com/labindc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Landscape Architecture Bureau</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fe/feu8svvvk4agacrv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/db2arch/project/playdipity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Playdipity</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/db2arch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">db2/ARCHitecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l3/l334wcs6tn0xsyex.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/58425796/showcase-stelzhamerschule-linz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stelzhamerschule</a> in Linz, Austria by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/24691345/kirsch-zt-gmbh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kirsch ZT gmbh</a>; Photo: Hertha Hurnaus</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8m/8mhiq34o93btmdzl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/58547076/working-out-of-the-box-ioana-urma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Children&rsquo;s Science Studios</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/56634962/ioana-urma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ioana Urma</a> (Paint Design)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hq/hqcjk8hp8rm3x8xd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/42812344/la-caracola-beach-house/42813548" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">La Caracola Beach House</a> in A...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/48972621/make-a-buckminster-fuller-blanket-fort Make a Buckminster Fuller Blanket Fort Archinect 2012-05-19T17:26:00-04:00 >2012-05-20T23:34:43-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d4/d4c557deb14c499193d40ad420800873?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d4/d4c557deb14c499193d40ad420800873?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d4/d4c557deb14c499193d40ad420800873?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d4/d4c557deb14c499193d40ad420800873?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>In 1975 Buckminster Fuller first defined the term tensegrity, a portmanteau of &ldquo;tensional integrity.&rdquo; It refers to structural systems that derive their stability from various elements acting against each other with equal force, like the surface tension of a bubble. Tensegrity lies at the heart of giant projects like the Georgia Dome. But you can apply it to build the ultimate blanket fort, supported by finely balanced brooms that never touch one another.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>