#For Kids

Take us for a walk in your imagination!
Get inspired, thanks to our activities, and best express your creativity.

Many thanks to all the kids!
You did a great job as mini-architects 😉

FOR KIDS #6
26.05.2020

MY COMMUNITY BUILDING

Would you love to always have your friends and family close to you? Maybe your home is not big enough to host all of them at the same time…And what about your room? It’s even smaller!

Don’t limit your dreams. Imagine a place big enough to share it with your friends and family and create a model of it with cardboard and paper. Ask your beloved ones to send you a photo of themselves – showing them inside a room at home, at school, at work or even outside. Collect as many photos as you can. You will use them to fill the rooms of the new home you design for your friends and family.

It could be your home, a skyscraper, a castle, a treehouse, a farm, your favourite place in town or whatever you feel like! 😊

Be proud of your great job, take some photos and send them – with your first name – by email to Giulia (g.zatti@luca.lu). We’ll publish them here! 

Download hereafter the PDF instructions for this activity. They are available in English and in French.


T.P.R.C.
19.05.2020

FINAL

Here it comes…the Toilet Paper Roll Challenge! After 3 weeks of collecting and crafting, your cardboard rolls collection is completed. Congratulations 😊

Thanks to the Japanese architect SHIGERU BAN, we discovered how cardboard can be used in architecture buildings and design objects. Are you ready to do the same? 

Testing unexplored materials is an exciting phase in the architecture process! So, take your 20 ROLLS and do your best to build the highest possible tower. You can even join them to create more complex structures and shapes. How far can you push this material in your creations?

Did you start your collection just now? No problem! Download hereafter the PDF instructions for this activity, you’ll find inside some tips on how to build up your collection. They are available in English and in French. 

Be proud of your great job, take some photos and send them – with your first name – by email to Giulia (g.zatti@luca.lu). We’ll publish them here!  This activity is suggested by Eliki Diamantouli. She works as an architect interested in participation and architecture education.


FOR KIDS #5
12.05.2020

ARCHITECTURES MANDALA 

Why should we draw only with pencils? Let’s take different kind of pasta shapes and use them to design or reproduce architectures and landscapes!  

The mandala comes from Asia. It’s a geometric drawing made, for example, with coloured sand. It’s used to represent the universe or even the paradise! When the drawing it’s finished, the sand is brushed together and spilled into the water … so, let’s try to do an architecture Mandala with pasta! 

Look around yourself and reproduce your surrounding universe or your own city-paradise. And if you want to enjoy springtime, let’s go outside and create your mandala on the grass. 

The mandala it’s temporary, but … good news! You can do it again and again, and create a new one each time 😉 

Be proud of your great job, take some photos and send them – with your first name – by email to Giulia (g.zatti@luca.lu). We’ll publish them here! 

Download hereafter the PDF instructions for this activity. They are available in English and in French

This activity is suggested by Lili and her daughter Charlotte. Lili Krack is a LUCA team member coming from an art & design background. In her free time, she loves to draw and paint. 


FOR KIDS #4
05.05.2020

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT … SYMMETRY!

Let’s discover what symmetry is, with our LUCA friend Eliki! You will see how architects use this tool to design their buildings, in Luxembourg and abroad.

Symmetry is a concept that we commonly link to Maths, especially Geometry. But it is an important element in Art, Design and Architecture as well!

Find Eliki’s Book of Forms and start your own project (available in English).

Symmetry or not Symmetry? This is the question. Take your choice and express your creativity.

Be proud of your great job, take some photos and send them – with your first name – by email to Giulia (g.zatti@luca.lu). We’ll publish them here!

This activity is suggested by Eliki Diamantouli. She works as an architect interested in participation and architecture education.


FOR KIDS #3
21.04.2020

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT … THE HUT!

Look around and choose the objects to build your secret refuge, a hut for example.

Did you know that the hut is the most ancient example of architecture? The primitive hut comes from the idea of ​​refuge, to protect oneself from natural dangers, such as storms and predators.

But do our apartments and houses come from these basic huts? Well yes! It is still the same today. We all need our refuge, our personal safe space for playing, sleeping, studying and working. All modern architecture has evolved from the hut!

So, as the Stone Age men used wood, stones, leaves and straw … Let’s use what your home offers you. Take chairs, brooms, blankets and have fun building your hut!

Be proud of your great job, take some photos and send them – with your first name – by email to Giulia (g.zatti@luca.lu). We’ll publish them here!

Download hereafter the PDF instructions for this activity. They are available in English and in French


FOR KIDS #2
14.04.2020

POP-UP STAD

Let’s create a pop-up city with our LUCA friend Eline! Thanks to this simple technique, you can create your own Travel Book made by the streets, places, cities and landscapes of your memories or fantasies.

Where would you like to go right now? What would you like to see? Let your imagination travel freely!

But before you pack your bags, let’s start from home with the Kirchberg district here in Luxembourg! Watch the video to get familiar with the pop-up technique. You can also download the PDF instructions if you want to reproduce the Kirchberg district, they are available in English and in French.

Be proud of your great job, take some photos and send them – with your first name – by email to Giulia (g.zatti@luca.lu) We’ll publish them here 😊

This activity is suggested by Eline Bleser. She works as an architect, teacher and on weekends she’s holding workshops for kids.


FOR KIDS #1
07.04.2020

BUILD YOUR HOUSE … AND CITY!

Do like an architect, draw and build your own room, flat, house or – why not – the house of your dreams! You can start your project from one room only, then you can create more and more of them. You can build an entire house … or even an entire city!

Begin by what you see around yourself in each room of your house or flat: the windows, the table, the bed, the shower, the kitchen, your books, your toys …

And don’t forget to Look outside! What else is outside the window? Houses, shops, restaurants, parks, fields, streets …

Be proud of your great job, take some photos and send them – with your first name – by email to Giulia (g.zatti@luca.lu)

The first collection of the projects will be published on this page next week. If you need more time to finish your project, don’t worry. You can send it to us later, we’ll publish it as soon as possible in the collection 😊

Download hereafter the PDF instructions for this activity. They are available in English and in French.