• Architectural Aces

 

13 ARCHITECTS CHILDREN SHOULD KNOW - PAGES 4 - 13

  • Find another building (not in the book) that Brunelleschi, Palladio, or Bernini designed.  Post the name in the comments. 

  • Then, critique this work of architecture.  Do you love it? Hate it? Why? How does it fit with the rest of the architect's work?  Would you like to live in a building like that? Why or why not?

13 ARCHITECTS CHILDREN SHOULD KNOW - PAGES 14 - 19

After finishing the Venn diagram . . . 

  • Which architectural style do you prefer:  Renaissance or Baroque? Use information from the Venn diagram to describe your reasoning.

 

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Eiffel's tower was once called a "skinny pyramid of iron ladders."  Critique the design of the Eiffel Tower. Do you agree with the critics or the supporters?  Give reasons to support your answer.

 

 

 

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Both Antoni Gaudi and Frank Lloyd Wright liked their buildings to grow from or blend in with the environment.  Who would you rather design a house for you? Why?

Casa Batllo

 

Falling Water

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Another architect who designed in the Modernism style was Philip Johnson.  Read the article on this website and watch the video at his Glass House:

https://www.archdaily.com/398631/happy-107th-birthday-philip-johnson

 

What are your impressions of Philip Johnson's work?  Should he have been included in this book or not? Explain your decision.

 

FOR SEMINAR CLASS:

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND HIS ARCHITECTURE

 

Share your thoughts about Frank Lloyd Wright and his architecture:

 

https://franklloydwright.org/eight-frank-lloyd-wright-sites-inscribed-on-unesco-world-heritage-list/

  • What influences from his life do you see in his architecture?

  • What commonalities do you see in his architecture?

  • Critique his style and design.  Do you like it? love it? hate it?  Why?

  • Would you have wanted him to design your house?  Why or why not?

  • What is your favorite?  Why?

 

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Not Just for Boys!!!

 

THE WRIGHT 3 - CHAPTERS 1 - 3

You are a student in Ms. Hussey's class.  Devise a plan to save the Robie House from demolition.  What can a bunch of sixth graders do??? Be sure to explain each step thoroughly!

  • Robie House

THE WRIGHT 3 - CHAPTERS 4 - 6

 

Choose one of the following to respond to:

 

1. Tommy collects "street gems" and fish. What do you collect? Tell us a few of your favorite ones.

 

2. Which household would you prefer to live in: chaotic, busy, bustling Andalee household or the peaceful, quiet Pillay household? Why? How is your choice like your own household?

 

3. If Calder created a school, he would have a room full of only 3-dimensional pentominoes. What would be a special feature of your school? Describe it.

 

 

THE WRIGHT 3 - CHAPTERS 7-8

Do you think the Robie House is alive?  Why or why not? How would you explain all the strange occurrences?

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