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Colour architectural drawing of housing to bottom cover with stately buildings and rocket upside down to top and Architecture Is Fun in black font

Architecture Is Fun

By (author) Sharon Exley
By (author) Peter Exley


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  • Grouped into finished works by typology and thematic idea, this monograph is packed with rich illustrations, plans, full-colour, photography, and incisive commentary on storytelling through design, toolkits for wayfinding, embedding research for better experience outcomes, with strategies and tactics behind each project’s development to help attract and engage people to play, learn, explore, and experience these places
  • Projects featured include the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum, Young at Art Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo: Pritzker Family Zoo, The Latin School of Chicago Interactive Science Forum, and the DuPage Children’s Museum, among many others
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In a follow-up to Design for Kids (Images Publishing, 2007), in Architecture Is Fun Sharon Exley and Peter Exley demonstrate their ethos that architecture is one of the gateways to a more empathetic and equitable future. They believe making accessible places of learning, living, working, and playing are indispensable for human growth and development. This beautifully presented second monograph illustrates a nexus of architecture, education, community, and experience from the practice of Architecture Is Fun.

About the Author

Spreading influence as educative design specialists, Sharon Exley and Peter Exley design, build, and consult in a myriad of fields on a wide range of contemporary issues.

As a social and cultural activist, Peter Exley works with local and global leaders to envision resilient cities through art and architecture. Peter is the 97th President of the American Institute of Architects. He’s a thought leader, professor, and established architect who believes that successful architecture comes about when the dialogue on design involves the entire community.

Sharon Exley is a culture builder, author, and the developer of Architecture Is Fun’s participatory design process. She embraces the intersection of design and pedagogy, visual arts, and arts as visual feasts. She is the quintessential finder of fun.

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Images Publishing
16th Sep 2021
Paperback / softback
240 mm x 170 mm
192 Pages
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