Remember those little building sets we used to have, small bricks that you pinstakingly put together to produce Grand Designs, well I had forgoten all about them untl I saw ta link to a German site, caled The toyhouse. It exactly as I remember, small kits of specifically shaped resin stone blocks that can be put together to produce almost any structure. They are ideal for teaching Architecture and more specifically, general construction, arch construction, or just brick bonding,
Try the link to Alan Winston hosts a fascinating blog called Block Play filled with insightful thoughts about blocks (including Anchor), design and related matters. It is updated regularly and has such a god archive.
Also go to William Seppeler offers his original collection of Anchor Stone Constructions captured in AnkerCAD. They are a nice addition to the designs of the beginning sets.
I presume these are aimed at young kids, and rightly so, I would love to get hold of a small set for my Granddaughter, at 6 months old I have high hopes of a career in Architecture !!. But any student of a school of Architecture or Technology might want to play with these, its addictive and time will fly, hey your having fun. I put up a couple of the site photos onto my flickr site, but follow the links above for more.
You might find it hard to substantiate any CPD, but thats not the point here, its about fun, training a young mind,,,,,,, Now were is the order form !!!!!!
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