January 21, 2021


#DeaArhitecturaAtHome Challenge:

Do you have more time at home? Would you like to explore the world of architecture and the built environment, discover the neighborhood, town or village where you live, even from your window, to enter fantastic worlds with towers with their heads in the clouds, to create houses for imaginary characters and many many more?

We invite you to accept our #DeaArhitecturaAtHome online challenges, to send us at any time your proposal by email at challenge@de-a-arhitectura.ro and to explore the galleries with the projects of all the children who participated, like you, in our challenges!

Challenge 7 #DeArhitecturaAtHome: Traveling House (details)

November 2nd – 30th 2021

Would you like to travel around the world like Phileas Fogg and Passepartout did, the two characters from Jules Verne’s novel who went around the world in 80 days? What if instead of traveling by train, car or plane you could take your house on a road trip? This way you can visit the enchanted cities we discovered… or any other city imagined by you!

Challenge 6 #DeArhitecturaAtHome: Reinvent your school (details)

October 5th – 31st 2021

The summer holiday is over! Did you miss school? Would you like to return to school the way it was before the pandemic time? This fall we challenge you to reinvent your school! Be creative and choose a visual that fits you and your idea!

Challenge 5 #DeArhitecturaAtHome: Obstacle Course (details)

June 1st – June 30th 2021

Do you like to ride on wheels? On your bike, skateboard or inlines? To jump over obstacles at great speed? But what if you ALWAYS had to ride on wheels?

What do you think, is there enough space for us all on the sidewalk? We challenge you to go out riding on wheels, but different from those you are used to, and thus experience your town.

Challenge 4 #DeaArhitecturaAtHome: Animal-inspired chairs (details)

April 21st – May 31st 2021

Back in 1945, Charles and Ray Eames, two famous and super-creative designers imagined and built an elephant plywood chair for kids, being inspired by those fascinating animals. We challenge you to do the same! Imagine and build a miniature model of a kid chair inspired by your favourite animal, using the right materials! Whether it is a lion, panda bear, zebra, dog, cat, penguin or even a charmeleon, any animal you love can be the inspiration for your chair if you are using your imagination.

Explore the projects sent in by the kids in Romania: Animal-inspired chairs

Challenge 3 #DeaArhitecturaAtHome: Castles for birds (details)

March 9th – March 31st 2021

Have you ever wondered where little birds live? Or how do they manage to build their shelter? Did you know that humans also build nests for themselves? Using rods of any kind we challenge you to build a castle! Keep in mind it has to be small, perfectly-tailored for your bird and as strong as a real house!

Explore the projects sent in by the kids in Romania: Castles for birds: playful nests

Challenge 2 #DeaArhitecturaAtHome: 100+ Streetviews (details)

February 2nd – 28th 2021

Where does the city of the future begin? Why not… right from your street? Inspired by those who knew how to travel in time through their imagination and their distinctive ideas, we challenge you to discover the whole story of the street you live on and to take it, through drawing, far, far away in time.

Explore the projects sent in by the kids in Romania: 100+ Streetviews: past and future streets

Challenge 1 #DeaArhitecturaAtHome: Towers with their heads in the clouds (details)

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to live in a tall tower, so high that it could reach the clouds, like the bean stalk of Jack the Brave? Inspired by architects who compete to create buildings with as many floors as possible (i.e. skyscrapers), as tall and solid as possible and with the most intricate shapes, we challenge you to imagine and build such a tower with its head in the clouds, give it a name (any decent building has a name!) that is as suggestive as possible (in relation to what is happening inside) and draw or write a short story with or about your tower and those who live with their head in clouds.

Explore the projects sent in by the kids in Romania:
Towers with their heads in the clouds
A different sort of towers with their heads in the clouds