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Design Quest: Making a House a Home
Workshops

Design Quest: Making a House a Home

Join us during the Easter holidays for this creative architecture workshop for children aged 6 to 10. Using the RIBA collection and our own experiences, we will discover what it means to make a space accessible. We will design and make a 3D floor plan of a room that is adapted to the needs of the people who will use it.

About the Workshop

Design Quest: Making a House a Home
Friday 12 April 2019, 11am to 4pm
For children aged 6-10

A house is more than just a roof over our heads. It is filled with lots of different spaces within it that we use in different ways. Even within a family home, while each of us might use the same rooms, the way we use them will vary. Some of us can reach the top cupboards in the kitchen, some can fit in the gap between the sofa and the sideboard and some just can’t see into the mirror in bathroom.

How do we make each room in a house work for the people that live in it and how they use it? Join us for this workshop as we discover what it means to make a space accessible. We will explore items from the RIBA’s collections and learn what an architectural plan is and how to read them. All this will help us to design and make a 3D floor plan of a room that is adapted to the needs of the people who will use it.

This creative architecture workshop is led by educator Daniel Wallis for children aged 6-10.

About the Workshop Series

For ages 6-10, our Design Quest workshops inspire younger children to use their imagination and hands-on creativity for a fun introduction to architecture. Previous workshops have seen participants create optical illusions, design sustainable dens, build stage sets, develop an animated story around a public space or assemble a house for a mouse.

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.