4. At your fingertips

At your fingertips


It is important for students to start appreciating materiality, and engage with the built environment on a small scale. The following activities aim to develop an understanding of material, textures and spaces.


Thinking of the students’ journey from home to school, ask the following questions, which focus on local materials and the local built environment:

1. What materials are used in various spaces?

2. How are materials used for the streets or the façades of the buildings?

3. What is the difference in the textures of the materials used in various spaces? Are they rough or smooth?


Activity 4a – Touch and feel

Activity 4b – Archi-texture