Adventures in Architecture for Kids

30 Design Projects for STEAM Discovery and Learning

Adventures in Architecture for Kids
$24.99 / £16.99
Author:
Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781631599729
Buy from an Online Retailer
We do not sell books through our website in the UK.
Please use the links below to buy from online retailers
US:
               
UK:
               
CA:
      
AU:
   

Description

Design Genius Jr.: Adventures in Architecture for Kids introduces kids to the design challenges faced by architects today, including choosing materials, designing for diverse users, and considering the environment.

Offering a world of possibilities for learning math, engineering, history, social studies, planning, geography, art, and design, this rich educational resource includes hands-on projects that allow kids to experiment, design, build, succeed, fail, and try again.

Children will draw upon many fields of knowledge and sharpen a variety of skills, including observation and communication, as they:
  • Complete building challenges with corrugated cardboard and geodesic forms.
  • Look at how designers have solved impossible problems of gravity and space with creations such as suspension bridges, the Loretto helix staircase, and Brunelleschi’s dome.
  • Explore how materials can be used in interesting ways—how paper can go from flimsy to structural, for instance.
  • Participate in family game playing: client and design team—finding creative ways to meet a client’s wish list. Use games to test strength, balance, and structure.
  • Engage in pure imaginative archi-doodling.
  • Explain the why. Why did styles evolve as they did? What technology was available when?

Design thinking—creative problem solving—will be crucial to resolving the global challenges in business, politics, and the environment facing the next generation. Each book in the Design Genius Jr. series teaches kids this important skill through fun, hands-on projects in a single area of design that challenge them to identify problems, explore possibilities, test ideas, and then come up with original solutions.

The author

Vicky Chan founded Avoid Obvious Architects in 2012 with offices in New York and Hong Kong. The firm has been pushing sustainable buildings and cities with a focus on combining art with green technology. His projects have won 38 international awards and have been exhibited in 37 cities. Vicky's projects include master planning for the World Trade Center in New York, Des Vouex Road Central pedestrianization in Hong Kong, and various smart cities design in Canada, China, and India. Vicky founded a volunteer organization that has taught over 6,000 children about sustainable design and architecture. He believes our future will be brighter if children are more equipped with creative and sustainable thinking. He is serving the AIA Hong Kong Chapter as president.

Reader reviews

Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781631599729
Size: 8.5 in x 10 in / 215.9 mm x 254 mm
Published:

You might also be interested in

Excellent Engineering Teachers’ Guide
Learn to make a bottle submarine, a smartphone boombox, a weather vane and more with this brilliant book of simple home experiments!
Read More >
Food For You Bonus Recipes Giveaway
  Order your copy of Food For You (on sale July 19th) before July 31, 2018, and you’ll receive a set of three extra recipes to go with the book! Entrants will be emailed on August 1.   Buy from an Online Retailer US:           CA:     AU: About the Book This introduction to healthy eating gives ‘tweens’ ...
Read More >
Take a trip to National Parks of the U.S.A.
Order your copy of National Parks of the U.S.A. (on sale first week of July) before July 31, 2018, and be entered for a chance to win one of two prizes! One (1) grand prize winner will receive one “America the Beautiful – National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands” Annual Pass Ten (10) winners will receive an exclusive National ...
Read More >
See More Posts