Children decided to cover the structure with layers of fabric to protect the inside from external factors such as raining as well as to gain some privacy due to the fact that they had a 'public toilet' on the inside of the den.
Posted 17 May 2014 00:09
The final structure of the den that children built themselves was very strong and stood solid on the ground throughout the day as children went in and out of the den.
Posted 17 May 2014 00:03
Children were enjoying the warm weather as they were using their imagination to illustrate everything that they have observed today starting from the experience in the Chatham building to aliens hinding in dens.
Posted 16 May 2014 23:57
Before children built their dens, they were shown an animation of their drawings which they have completed on the first day of their visit.
Posted 16 May 2014 23:53
A range of materials were presented to children in order to build their dens.
Posted 16 May 2014 23:46
(Day 2) We were given a tour around RIBA Hub by the collaborators and were shown projects in which children were involved . We also had a chance to observe the workshop area which exhibited the works of architects who have worked in the space.
Posted 7 May 2014 14:19
(Day 3) As the children arrived, they were overwhelmed by the scale of the staircases in the Chatham building. They were also very fascinated by the height and could not stop looking up from the ground floor. We had to approach the school of art in a new way as we took the children around.
Posted 7 May 2014 14:15
(Day I) After the stories were created, we focused on building the structures, which would assist children with the building of their den. Materials such as brick, cardboard, wood, paper tubes, fabric and rope were considered.
Posted 7 May 2014 13:38