Building Blocks

Challenges habitual patterns and inspire to new thinking in architecture

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Building Blocks is a result of a collaboration between an architect and a client, but in this case the clients are children between 5 and 16 years old. Building Blocks investigates the accepted roles in the building process, specifically the relationship between architect and client. It also aims to show how a child’s vision of an ideal home may differ from the adult norm. A child’s limited architectural reference and ultimate freedom of choice may reveal new solutions for living. It may also challenge adults to think about their chosen environments in a new way by looking beyond the accepted notions of taste, fashion and tradition. So far Building Blocks has been exhibited in Stockholm, Oslo, Berlin, Mostar, Bucharest and Yangon. 

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Building Blocks Yangon, 2017

Ten young students from a public school in Thanlyin, a growing suburb of Yangon, design their dream homes.

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Building Blocks Bucharest, 2016

Building Blocks was conducted before the Creative Est Festival, in cooperation with Zeppelin.

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Building Blocks Mostar, 2015

Architecture brings children from both sides of the city together.

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Building Blocks Berlin, 2012

Färgfabriken's project Building Blocks exhibited at the Swedish Embassy in Berlin.

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Building Blocks Oslo, 2011

Building Blocks Stockholm had its follower at Norsk Form in Oslo. The exhibition was a huge success!

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Building Blocks Stockholm, 2010

The first exhibition within the project Building Blocks was exhibited at Färgfabriken, in Stockholm.