An Analysis of Couch Fort Architecture

Chris Higgins

Build Blog normally covers architecture and design, in their traditional, adult sense. But for the past few months they've occasionally dipped into tongue-in-cheek analyses of couch fort architecture, using photos of real couch forts built by kids, found online. There are now three essays: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. They read like design critiques of student work, pointing out flaws in the design, strengths of classical design, and often referencing design principles I've never heard of. My favorite is from Part 3:

Build Blog's analysis:

12. This unfortunate example documents the sprawling suburban dilemma of couch cushion architecture. The outspoken urbanist James Howard Kunstler would be horrified and it would appear that not even the designers will take up residence in their own project. Grade F

Enjoy a bunch more: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.