H.O.U.S.E. by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizieliński
A funky and fascinating book about contemporary architecture for children
By Aleksandra and Daniel Mizieliński
Translated by Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese
Published by Gecko Press
Age 6 to infinity
Edinburgh International Book Festival
RBS Children's Programme
HOUSE with Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinski
Sunday 26 August, 11:30am-12:30pm
RBS Imagination Lab
Have you ever seen a house without walls? Is it possible to pack a house into a suitcase? Can a house behave like a turtle? What kind of house can homeless people have? Would you prefer to live in a moon, in a nut ... or inside a sewage pipe?
Architecture is amazing! HOUSE demonstrates that the space we live in doesn’t have to be a dull cube. While it should meet the needs of its inhabitants and surroundings, it can also be distinctive, and sometimes utterly surprising.
Witty, richly coloured drawings and concise, accessible descriptions of 35 extraordinary houses designed by the most prominent architects of the world.
The book presents houses that look like pears, inflatable houses, igloos, tea houses and tree houses From New York to Copenhagen, Tokyo to the south of Chile, and Iran to Australia. It explains the inspiration behind each design and the materials used - including ecological options.
Aleksandra and Daniel Mizieliński graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland in 2008. They have their own graphic design business called Hipopotam Studio.
WINNER of IBBY Polish Book of the Year
WINNER of the ‘Child-Friendly World’ grand prize at the Committee of Protection of the Rights of the Child winner book awards
IBBY Honour List 2010