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Design Day: Where Will We Live?
Workshops

Design Day: Where Will We Live?

This February half term, join us for this architecture workshop for children aged 11 to 15. Participants will consider how the needs of people change over time and where we might live in the future. Using paper engineering and pop-up design techniques, they will create a 3D cross-section of a model house that shows how it has been adapted to accommodate the future needs of its inhabitants.

About the Workshop

Design Day: Where Will We Live?
Thursday 21 February 2019, 11am to 4pm
For ages 11 to 15

Throughout history, the needs of people have changed, and the built environment has evolved to accommodate them. So what does the future hold for architecture? How can our homes be adapted to our ways of living?

Join us as we consider how the needs of people change over time and where we might live in the future. We will investigate the advantages of options such as home offices, self-sufficient energy supplies and compact and integrated living. Using paper engineering and pop-up design techniques, each child will create a 3D cross section of a model house that demonstrates how the interior spaces have been adapted to accommodate the needs of the people that live in them.

This creative architecture workshop is led by artist and educator Daniel Wallis for children aged 11 to 15.

About the Workshop Series

Our Design Day workshops for ages 11-15 take architectural design a step further by providing context and knowledge of the built environment to spark creativity. Past workshops have focused on different architectural styles, small and large-scale construction methods, traditional and digital drawing techniques, architectural games and using software to design collaboratively in a shared space.

Based in London, mainly our HQ at 66 Portland Place, all participants must arrive by 11am. These workshops are led by professional educators and all materials are included in the ticket price, but lunch is not provided.

If you're under 18, tickets must be booked by a parent or guardian. Online booking in advance is essential and if we do not receive full registration information in advance of the event we cannot allow the participant to attend.

Some of our workshops involve a visit to an offsite location that is designed to enhance the learning experience and provide vital real-world context. Children are supervised by RIBA staff and volunteers at all times during such visits and location information is provided in advance.

Workshop Costs

  • £40 excluding booking fee
  • £30 for participants who qualify for free school lunch. (Proof required)

To see other learning workshops taking place in this series, see our families and children page.