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Design Quest: Making a House a Home

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Royal Institute of British Architects

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Design Quest: Making a House a Home

Friday 12 April, 11AM-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.

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

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  • Tickets for participants under the age of 18 must be booked by a parent or guardian and advance online registration is essential. Bookings made on behalf of someone else still require advance online registration and it is your responsibility to share the registration form with that person. If we do not receive full registration information in advance of the event we cannot allow the participant to attend.
  • We can offer a full refund up to 14 days in advance of the event start date. Thereafter, we cannot offer a refund or transfer. Cancellations must be made in writing to learning@riba.org.
  • We reserve the right to alter the advertised content of events.
  • In the unlikely event we need to cancel we will contact all ticket holders as soon as possible to rearrange or offer a full refund. We cannot reimburse or compensate for travel or other associated costs.
  • On entry to the event participants agree to behave in an appropriate manner; the RIBA reserves the right to remove participants who behave inappropriately from events and request their immediate collection by parents/guardians.
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