V&A Discovering Architecture

2013 — Art Direction / Book Design / Educational Design

London's world-famous Victoria & Albert Museum has an outstanding educational department, working on diverse programmes to inspire families and young people during their visits to the site. The Discovering Architecture guide forms the centrepiece of the latest of the V&A’s line of award-winning family back-packs, which are full of hands-on activities, including jigsaws, stories, puzzles and construction games. This is the first in the series to go beyond exploration of the Museum’s collection as it also encourages children to think about the building and the variety of spaces they can discover. 

The Discovering Architecture Back-pack is designed for children aged 7+ and our sturdy wire bound book guides families on a journey to learn about the work of architects through drawings, colour, connecting spaces, light and materials, and finally construct a model and design their own building. The motifs of traditional architect’s tools such as a set square, protractor and folding ruler create a visual path echoing the users' journey through the building itself.

The back-pack and guide book were developed with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.