Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Architects work in teams to design spaces that will meet people’s needs. The architectural models we saw today were created by the firm Foster + Partners. We focused on the Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts and the Swiss Re Building. The Sainsbury is located in Norwich, England and the space is designed to display artwork. The Swiss Re is located in London, England and it is used as an office building. Both of these buildings were designed to meet the needs of the client.

TRY THIS AT HOME: Architecture Log
Look around at the buildings in your community. Draw or take pictures of your favorite buildings. Then, write about what makes them special. Are there any improvements or changes you would make to the buildings? When you visit new places add them to your log! When you are finished share it with your family and friends.


See the rest of the photos here

Learning about the architecture of
Norman Foster in the galleries

Meeting with Clients:
Ms. Modern

Mr. Gourmet

Mr. Curve

Ms. Flora

Designing a house takes a lot of work!

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