Workshop: House Stories 2018

AIA Austin Center for Architecture
801 W 12th St
78701 Austin , TX
Phone: 512.452.4332
DATE: Saturday, September 15, 2018
TIME: 10 a.m.-noon
AGES: 7-12
COST: $35/participant. Class size is limited to 20 children.

HouseStories invites you to travel the world, building simple houses as you go! Simple houses - igloos, tipis, log cabins, yurts, houseboats, to name a few - are not only the best examples of universal construction concepts, they are also full of interesting stories. Building them lets you experiment hands-on with how geometry, materials, geography, climate and culture are interrelated.

In this HouseStories Junior Architect Studio, we will travel to South East Asia where people in the Coral Triangle live at the transition from land to sea. While contemplating what life is like having the world’s most diverse coral reefs as your playground and a boat for your transport, each participant will have the opportunity to build their own house, and together the group will complete a simple village.

The workshop is open to individual children but parents are also welcome to join in the hands-on fun! Note: Parents and children can share a house kit for one enrollment fee of $35, but if parents and children want to work separately, each with their own house kit, then you'll need to pay two enrollment fees.

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