‘London Temple' by B.Karabag, age 4
'Topography, Climate and Architecture'
In our second summer workshop, we learnt about architecture, climate and landscape differences in Europe and Asia. ArchiMembers were challenged to build a replica of Greek Parthenon temple, that sits on top of Tibetan mountain.
ArchiMember first followed instructions to create a model of the same temple as all other children. She then drew a picture of her temple creation upon a mountain, expressing her ideas through elevation; she observed “cat, house, hill”. When asked to manipulate her model, ArchiMember changed her temple to make it round and showed excellent understanding of weight loads by placing an additional support pillar in the center of her temple..
For her young age, ArchiMember showed fantastic drawing and architectural skills, and impressive decision-making and critical thinking about forces and stability.
Workshop author: Abhiroop Bhattacharya BArch(Hons)
Workshop editor: Cheryl Pilliner-Reeves (RIBA FHEA)