Many of us around the UK are getting used to having the kids around a little more, and are beginning to understand how amazing our schools and teachers are to keep our kids occupied and learning everyday.
To help you survive this time I will be posting a series of architecture related activities to get your kids thinking about the world around them. These are projects I will be doing with my kids over the coming weeks. I intend that anyone could do these projects – no special skills are required. Hopefully you may learn something on the journey too!
This is not about training to be architects; its more a crash course in looking, analysing, problem solving and participation that may help to understand your environment better. These are skills we architects use everyday to help us to create settings that can promote meaningful relationships with the environment and wider society.
The exercises will draw on my experience teaching degree level architecture courses, and a couple of useful books: Utzon’s Universe by Malene Abildgaard and Julie Dufour, and 101 Things I learned in Architecture School by Matthew Frederick.
This first workshop is ‘ Architect Friends’. Click on the heading to see more.