In 2018, the world-renowned architect Jørn Utzon would have turned 100 years old, and Strandberg Publishing marked that with a beautiful and innovative book aimed at children about the great Danish cultural personality.
With Jørn Utzon as guide, children – and their parents – are invited to discover the architect's playful and experimental universe and to try their hand at designing and building.
Jørn Utzon is an obvious choice as a guide for children into the world of architecture, because his working method is so reminiscent of children's approach to the world and their way of experiencing and acquiring experiences: openness to new and on paper seemingly impossible ideas, exploration and the experimenter and not least curiosity.
Through 16 selected projects, architecture and its technical terms and tools as well as Utzon's sources of inspiration are communicated. Attached to each chapter are easy-to-understand instructions for building and drawing tasks, which the children can use either alone or together with their parents to explore Utzon's universe.
172 pages - bound
Author: Malene Abildgaard & Julie Dufour
Graphic design: Nethe Ellinge Nielsen, Trefold
Language: Choose between Danish or English