1

Talking Points: Thinking About Architecture

A collection of imagery and sources designed to introduce the idea of architecture to primary aged children.

Please note that this page contains links to external websites and has videos from external websites embedded. At the time of creating, AccessArt checked all links to ensure content is appropriate for teachers to access. However external websites and videos are updated and that is beyond our control. 

Please let us know if you find a 404 link, or if you feel content is no longer appropriate. 

We strongly recommend as part of good teaching practice that teachers watch all videos and visit all websites before sharing with a class. On occasion there may be elements of a video you would prefer not to show to your class and it is the teacher’s responsibility to ensure content is appropriate. Many thanks. 

ages 5-8
ages 9-11

Thinking About Architecture

Use the following videos to introduce the idea of architecture to young children. 

Architecture According to Pigeons, Illustrated by Natsko Seki. 

Imagine A World Without Architecture

Questions to Ask Children

What would birds see as they flew over the place you live in? 

Which buildings would stand out? 

Would they see patterns and shapes?

Can you imagine architecture from other perspectives? How would a dog see your local environment? How do YOU see your local environment?

You May Also Like…

Pathway: Be an architect

This is featured in the 'Be an Architect' pathway

This is featured in the ‘Be an Architect’ pathway

using sketchbooks to make visual notes

Find out how pupils can respond to artists work in sketchbooks

Find out how pupils can respond to artists work in sketchbooks

Show me what you see

Enable close looking and drawing with this exercise

Enable close looking and drawing with this exercise