Three ‘serious games’ for architects

What kind of toys would an architect like?  Here are three iconic ideas that are sure to be a hit with your architect friends:


The Rubik’s Cube

The Rubik’s cube was invented in 1974 by Hungarian professor Erni Rubik to act as a teaching tool for his architecture students and has won several prizes since then. There are now many versions of the puzzle with different dimensions and colours.  Approximately 350 million cubes have been sold worldwide.  A must-have for any architect.

LEGO Architecture

For those with more classic taste, there is LEGO Architecture, a line of products that lets you construct miniature versions of some of the most iconic architectural structures in the world.  If you want to find out more about the company famous for its plastic blocks (which will soon  be made entirely from recycled plastic), make sure you read our upcoming article.


The Sims and Minecraft

Now more than ever, videogames are both a leisure and practical activity for architects. There’s something for everyone, from real-life simulation The Sims to Minecraft. Did you know that the latter is on the hunt for landscapers to help create virtual worlds?

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