Winters in Chicago are long. Housebound over bleak weekends and chilly evenings, we began to entertain ourselves with creative projects. Our favorite activity has been assembling the Lego Architecture kits, historic sites and contemporary masterpieces, which we’d collected as each limited edition set had been released. Our penchant for play and a belief that busy hands are happy hands led us to construct replicas by Frank Lloyd Wright, Sir Charles Barry, James Hoban, SOM, Mies van der Rohe and others—and we were warmed by the delight we found in building together.
#Cooking #ChefsKitchens #MicroEnterprise #communitykitchen @GEMonogram @GE_Appliances #SacredSpaces
We just returned from four days of camaraderie and cooking at the GE Monogram Experience Center (MEC) in Louisville, Kentucky. It was a trip filled full of appliance understanding and ending with new friends – fellow architects, kitchen designers, interior designers, and dealers, too. Sure, we’ve been treated to the “experience” so we can all learn more about their high-end of appliances, but seeing manufacturing being brought back home was truly inspiring; Made in America does have meaning. One could hardly imagine so many hands fitting together your new refrigerator as it comes to life on the factory floor.
Converting a Multiplex Cinema
Having made a huge investment in converting a cinema into their new home, Calvary Assembly Church wondered if Phase One would have enough appeal and presence to make that critical first impression and function well, servicing a growing congregation.
Who We Are:
Architecture Is Fun, Inc. develops award-winning architecture, interiors, exhibits, and interpretive experiences. Specializing in educative design™ for visionary clients, Architecture Is Fun collaborates with restaurants, performance facilities, museums, science centers, libraries, parks, and entertainment-based attractions to create meaningful play and learning environments that are relevant, here in the United States and internationally.
A Treehouse Chapel for Early Learning
A glorious gateway to St. Chrysostom, this small project demonstrates how dreary ubiquitous space requiring accessibility, egress and system upgrades was transformed into a relevant, inspiring 685 SF place for learning and play.
We had faith in your abilities to deliver world-class facilities. The end result is stunning.
~ Tim Stevens, Executive Pastor
Purposeful Play Environments
This children’s facility is mission-driven, in both focus and design, fostering purposeful play by using biblical teachings as its foundation.
You gave us exactly what we asked for: flexible, fun, functional public space and classrooms that meet our needs, even now, 15 years later.
~ Robin Collins, Director of Children & Student Life