Architects and engineers find inspiration everywhere! From wiggly snakes to scaly fish, you can see how buildings reflect nature. Families will begin by looking at images of the 2010 Shanghai Expo Pavilion “Kirnu” by JKMM Architects

and other buildings with scales and buildings that move and shimmer like fish in water. Working with a variety of building materials, kids will create their own scaly, wiggly, wonderful buildings.

Nordic Models + Common Ground Children’s Workshops

Attention budding designers and architects! Love to build? In this hands-on workshop educators from the Salvadori Center will lead you through a building project based on the exciting work on view in the Nordic Models + Common Ground: Art and Design Unfolded exhibition.

Mario Salvadori (1907-1977), a world-renowned structural engineer and Columbia University professor of engineering and architecture, founded the Salvadori Center in 1987.

He believed that the built environment contains the essential knowledge that a person needs to be a life-long learner and an informed, active member of society. Salvadori students experiment with forces, build model bridges, map neighborhoods, and design future cities. Using the urban landscape of buildings, tunnels, and bridges, the Salvadori Center introduces children and adults alike to the wonder, beauty, and logic of architecture and engineering.

February 12, 2011

February 12, 2011

Photo: Eileen Travell/The American-Scandinavian Foundation

SAT – 2-12-2011 – 1:00 PM
$10($7 ASF Members) ages 4-10
Pre-registration is required