The School of Life - What Adults Don't Know About Architecture

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The School of Life - What Adults Don't Know About Architecture

Inspiring Young Minds to Build a More Beautiful World
Children are rarely taught much about architecture, but there are in fact few subjects more important, because the quality of the architecture around us has such an impact on our mood and well-being.
In modern times, we have built a world that is far too often ugly or charmless— and we have done so because only a very few people feel they have the right to comment on what gets built around them. This is a chance for the next generation to develop the tools to talk about architecture with confidence and passion. It tells us about what a satisfying building is, what makes a street enticing (or not), why some cities are appealing while others repel us — and how we might build in a way that will delight and inspire us.
This engaging guide is designed to help children, and their favourite adults, to understand how buildings work and how we might create a better looking world.
Selected Chapters Include:

An Introduction to Architecture
You're an Architect!
Why Is Architecture Important?
How Buildings Are like People
Why Are so Many Places Ugly?
How to Build a Beautiful City
Make Your City Interesting
Become a Team Manager
Make the Things the Right Size
Use Nice Materials
Conclusion
Why Are Houses so Expensive?
Architecture and Democracy