Awesome Architecture Art Box
Have you ever made a building with your Lego bricks and pictured the end result in your mind? That’s like being an architect! In this box we look at how three different architects: Zaha Hadid, Frank Lloyd Wright and Antoni Gaudi, designed their own creative buildings.
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What's the story behind Awesome Architecture?
From time immemorial, people have built huts and wooden houses to protect themselves from the weather. As civilizations grew and matured, so did their buildings. The Ancient Egyptians built large temples and structures like the Great Pyramids; while the Ancient Greeks and Romans developed what we now call “Classical Architecture”. Different architectural styles evolved in different parts of the world, and styles also changed over time. Towards the end of the 19th Century architects began to use metal girders and concrete in their buildings and that made a whole new style of construction possible. Modernism is the name for the architectural style which developed because of these new building technologies. Today’s architecture is often described as “post-modern”.
What's inside the box?
3 Art projects inspired by 3 different artists with clear instructions.
1 Leaflet introducing the theme and LoLA recommendations.
Plenty of quality art materials for your child, with lots left over for your art supplies.
What materials will I receive?
Sticky glitter foam paper
Template for how to draw a floorplan
Template to build a cardboard cabin
Any recommendations for this theme?
Iggy Peck, Architect
by Andrea Beaty, Abrams Books for Young Readers
Opposites with Frank Lloyd Wright
by Mudpuppy, Galison
Cool Architecture: 50 Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages
by Simon Armstrong, Portico
13 Architects Children Should Know
by Florian Heine, Prestel
Warning! Not suitable for children under 36 months – small parts. Potential choking hazards and sharp points. Do not ingest any items within the box. Adult supervision recommended.