Hyères 19 – 23 December // Architecture & Baking

Pitchouns Festival // architecture workshops for kids from the 19th to 23rd December at the Villa Noailles in Hyères

We have just spent 4 crazy days at the Villa Noailles with 12 kids from 5 to 7 years old!
Each day, we have taste architecture baking models in a special way. On top: a great exhibition in the swimming pool, one of the most beautiful room of the villa.

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But we hear you asking: “what is the link between baking and architecture?”

Here are the 4 themes with which we revisited architecture from the angle of baking…

Of course, we began with building some architects glasses ;-)


* frame *
We have built architecture shapes with mikados and marshmallows


* pour *
Our concrete was gingerbread dough. We first have build moulds with greaseproof paperbord, baked our gingerbread-concrete, and then discovered 12 different shape as we removed its from the moulds.

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* accumulation *
We have put together, piled up and combined petit beurre biscuits flooring, wafer posts, cake volumes and wafer modules to build 3 big collective architectures.


* decoration *
Each child told a story on the façade her or his house, by adding colours, shapes or material

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Well done Adèle, Clarisse, Dareck, Evy, Jeanne, Joëlle, Kiro, Mahaut, Nina, Ophélie, Victoria et Zelig! You have built great architectures!

To see the complete programm of the Pitchoun festival, that’s here!