Designing Chairs

Español "A chair is only finished when someone sits in it." Hans J. Wegner, furniture designer   We have designed chairs. It was one of the most interesting sessions we have had. A chair is a simple but elaborate object that can spark really engaging conversations. We began talking about chair design. We talked about…Read more Designing Chairs

Making Houses

Español We had another wonderful and successful session making houses in the workshops at Endaze I. B. S. We started talking about the design and construction of a house: what does the architect do? What does come first? How is the process until the house is built? After that, they got down to business and…Read more Making Houses

Spaghetti Structures

Español This is a very popular activity to do with children; specially in hands-on projects involving engineering, science, maths, and technology, like the activities centered in what is called STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) education. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqcI8WQCo6M After making this activity I can see why building a structure with spaghetti is such a success. Besides…Read more Spaghetti Structures

Folding Architecture

Español We made this project at the Architecture & Design after school activity we are doing at Endaze International British School. This was an interesting session. The starting point was to build using only one material: paper. They had no glue and yet they were to build a building or structure that would hold up…Read more Folding Architecture

Inspirados por…Numen/For Use

English ¿Entrarías en un túnel colgante hecho sólo con cinta de embalar? Me refiero a cinta adhesiva, a tiras de plástico que pegan y que usamos para empaquetar y demás…Pues dicho así, probablemente no sea una buena idea. El material por sí mismo no parece que sea resistente como para soportar una persona. Pero en…Read more Inspirados por…Numen/For Use

Inspired by…

Español Tara Donovan. Haze (2003). Rice University Art Gallery. Texas, USA The material Tara Donovan used for this artwork is one of the most popular and unnoticed objects you can imagine: plastic drinking straws. She stacked over two million of them against a gallery wall. The work plays with the idea of the multiple impressions…Read more Inspired by…

LIGHT & DARK

Español We have done this project in the Y2 class at Endaze British International School. It was developed with the teachers as part of the Light and Dark unit they had been working the weeks before in Science. We also used some materials during the activity to reinforced another concept they were learning about in…Read more LIGHT & DARK