BLUEPRINT: A technical, scale drawing for building a house or other architectural structure. Traditionally printed with white lines on a blue background.

CONSTRUCTION: The act of building something.

FACADE: The front face of a building, often the fanciest or most detailed of all four sides.

MATERIALS: Substances, such as bricks, wood, sand, cement or clay, that are used to construct a building.

MODEL: A small scale 3-dimensional structure built from wood, foam or cardboard. Models are used by architects to study the design of a future building or to communicate ideas that show how a building will look.


Guess where these famous buildings are located:
1. Empire State Building
2. Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium
3. Great Pyramid
4. St. Peter's Cathedral
5. Golden Gate Bridge

Find the answers here.


using nature's NEUTRALS

Neutral colors include shades of brown, tan and gray. They do not appear on the color wheel, but can be mixed by combining two complementary paint colors, such as red and green or blue and orange.

black brown sand gray white

We find neutrals in nature. They are the colors we see in rocks, cement, sand, dirt or clay. Neutral colors make good backgrounds. They help put focus on other colors or serve to tone down colors that might otherwise be overpowering on their own.

Because of their resemblance to natural materials, neutral colors are often used in buildings or other architectural structures.


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