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Skill Up: Flat Pack Architecture

Skill Up: Flat Pack Architecture

This February half term, join us for this architecture workshop for young people aged 15 to 18. Participants will explore migration and how mobile architecture can provide an alternative way for people to live before designing and constructing a proposal for a flexible flat pack building that pops up and packs away.

About the Workshop

Skill Up: Flat Pack Architecture
Friday 22 February 2019, 11am to 4pm
For ages 15 to 18

Imagine you could pack up your home or place of study and take it with you wherever you go? What are the advantages of creating flat pack architecture? This workshop focuses on migration and how mobile architecture can provide an alternative way for people to live.

In groups, your task is to design and build a flexible flat pack building that pops up and packs away for people and businesses on the move. You will gain a clear understanding of the design process of an architect and working to a brief, you will work digitally to design your proposal. The final challenge will be to work out how to create a life-size 3D model of your proposal that demonstrates how mobile architecture brings people together.

This creative architecture workshop is led by artist and educator Katie Kennedy for young people aged 15-18.

About the Workshop Series

Our workshops for ages 15-18 ‘skill up’ teenagers who are thinking about studying architecture or design. Participants think critically, share their views on architecture and express themselves through creative practice. In past workshops participants have learnt how to work to an architectural brief, improve portfolios, develop architectural drawing skills using a variety of media (including digital drawing on iPads) and photography skills, and work individually and collaboratively to think about how to design sustainable and responsible architecture.

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 young people page.