The Future Architect’s Tool Kit and Handbook Set


Children with dreams of designing buildings will discover how architects actually work in this workbook, which builds on the concepts introduced in The Future Architect’s Handbook. It walks readers through the drawings created by Aaron, a young architect building his own home. Going a step further, children will learn the steps necessary to create their own drawings and build a model of their design, using an included tool kit consisting of graph paper and an architect’s scale, pencil, and drafting eraser. Finally, readers are challenged to design homes for an eclectic group of clients. Freehand pen-and-ink drawings bring the instructions to life. This book is the perfect introduction to what an architect does at work and why buildings look and function as they do. Ideal for middle grades ages 8–13, but creative adults will also find it inspiring. 48 pp.

The Future Architect’s Handbook

By Barbara Beck. Middle grade: ages 8-12. Size: 9 1/8″ x 8 1/8″ x 9/16″. 51 b/w illustrations. For children with a passion for drawing, or dreams of creating buildings, this book explores how architects really work, taking the young reader through the entire process for planning and designing a house. Learn about an architect’s four main drawings: the site plan, floor plan, section, and elevation—including the concept of drawing each plan to scale. Page count: 48.

Archipop Kit

Architecture and culture combine for a truly unique building experience! A complete kit guides you through building infinite “Archipop” buildings representing pop culture’s influence on how the world is constructed around us. Inspired by artist Hundertwasser, this box has 10 cardboard sheets containing more than 85 pieces to detach and assemble. Complete with a booklet presenting 16 original models to reproduce easily with the help of step-by-step directions and unlimited possibilities to create freely with the use of your imagination!
Mixed media product binding.
1″ depth.
85 color images.
16 pages.
Author’s bio: Dominique Ehrhard is passionate about paper, pop-ups, and architecture. He has worked as a game designer and a painter and has created beautiful books for children with elegant engineering and design since 1986. He is also the author of another architecture building book, ArchiTek, recently published by Schiffer.