When you stop and think about it, Lincoln Logs, Legos, Lite Bright, Etch A Sketch, and so many other toys were our first steps into the world of design and building. This kid-play sparked our imaginations and creative abilities that eventually, for some, lead to ideas that actualized into real structure and form. The following examples, which I have deemed “arkidtecture,” are kid-inspired designs that are surprisingly sophisticated and clever.
Mini Prefab Modern Play Shed
Hand Puppet Wallpaper
12-Year-Old Kid Designed “Home Dome”
This “Home Dome”, designed by 12-year-old Max Wallack, uses minimal materials (plastic, wire tubing, and Styrofoam packing peanuts) and packs flat for easy storage and transport, a useful alternative to a real house for the homeless and victims of disaster. Video courtesy of inhabitots.com.