Making a city

Español This project was about urban development. We began talking about the city, discussing about everything that takes place where we live; since we have all experienced or lived in cities and towns, we all know about the subject. I showed them some images of Majadahonda´s urban planning, which is the location of their school…Read more Making a city

Building Pyramids

Español We have been working on basic structural concepts and ideas in this activity. They would build one paper pyramid out of square-base small pyramids, and the challenge was to put together as many as they could to build the largest pyramid. As a source of inspiration, we began taking a look to the Giza…Read more Building Pyramids

6 Días…6 libros: #2

English 2. Geometría, dibujo, matemáticas y mucho amor LA RECTA Y EL PUNTO, UN ROMANCE MATEMÁTICO. Norton Juster Norton Juster es arquitecto. También es conocido por su excelente novela juvenil La Cabina Mágica. Con estas premisas, este libro aparece como una opción más que recomendable. Así nos recibe el autor en la primera página: “Había…Read more 6 Días…6 libros: #2

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

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