Foster + Partners Releases At-Home Architecture Challenges for Kids in Quarantine

#architectureathome create your own city submission

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Are you tired of tearing down and rebuilding the same Lego set over and over again while you’re stuck at home? Luckily, Foster + Partners has released a solution in the form of a series of at-home challenges. The sustainably-driven British architecture firm has unveiled its #architecturefromhome initiative, which is meant to educate and entertain young minds. Advertised for children aged 2-12, the various engineering and critical thinking projects the firm has created have broad appeal. According to Katy Harris, a senior partner at the company, “even older children are taking something from these activities.”

“The main aim has been to get [the children] to ask questions about their surroundings and start thinking about their built environment,” Harris says. Currently, the British studio has featured the instructions for how to build a paper skyscraper, how to create their own city, how to draw trees , and how to create the architecture of the future. They've also written a book and recorded a read-along to keep young artists and budding architects entertained. Harris explains that the whole initiative “is a chance for all of us to have some fun and learn at the same time.”

Foster + Partners will release the five other activities they’ve crafted as quarantine continues, and you can follow any updates for these projects at the company’s website. Now, go get crafting!

Foster + Partners has released at-home architecture activities that are fun for the whole family.

Paper Skyscraper Instructions from Foster + Sons

Photo: Foster + Partners

Build Your Own City Instructions from Foster + Sons

Photo: Foster + Partners

How to Draw a Tree Instructions from Foster + Sons

Photo: Foster + Partners

They even released a read-along called What Makes a Building?

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Megan Cooper

Megan Cooper is a Contributing Writer for My Modern Met and a mid-century historian living in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has received a BSA in Public History from Appalachian State University in 2017 and is currently working towards finishing a Masters in Film and Media Studies through Arizona State University. She is extremely passionate about gender and women's studies and the democratization of cultural knowledge.
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