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BEEP LAB - Design mentoring to spark creativity & Innovation for kids 快樂追築

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Experiencing our Built and Natural Environment through the lens of Architecture

BEEP Lab is an education & training academy founded in Taiwan since 2015 and is now based in Singapore as a registered social enterprise. We aim to enrich and engage the minds of children, teenagers and educators through lens of architecture. Using design thinking to nurture one’s mastery in creativity, confidence, and collaboration so as to prepare them to be responsible users and designers.

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Overview

HundrED has selected this innovation to

HundrED 2021

HundrED 2020

Visual Arts in Education

Employability

2015

Established

1K

Children/users

4

Countries
Organisation
For-profit
Updated
November 22nd, 2022
To empower kids to be aware of current issues around the world and participate in design to interact with these issues. Inspiring them to be confident, collaborative and compassionate human being.
Albert Liang Tsu Ying, Founder and Creative Director

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

In this digital age, children are over dependent on the use of digital devices. At BEEP Lab we believe that a holistic development of a child needs to be back to basics. Where proper analogue and digital tools needs to be properly introduced. To prevent our children from overly stimulated by video graphics. We want to use design thinking to empower them to be active participants of our world.

How does your innovation work in practice?

BEEP Lab ( Built Environment Experiential Programme)

BEEP Lab is a Design Thinking Creative Lab for children and youth from Singapore. BEEP Lab’s mission to Engage , Enrich and Empower our young learners to spark creativity and nurture the sense of stewardship of our built, natural and cultural environment we lived in.

BEEP Lab’s curriculum takes on the design & visual thinking routine approach to See, Wonder & Do. By curating design thinking projects that are relevant to the challenges of our world with experiential learning approaches to Build , Share and Learn through hands-on collaborative creation processes using architectural design project briefs.


How has it been spreading?

Over the last 5 years, BEEP Lab has been curating over hundreds of interactive and intentional design thinking workshops, camps, events and zoom workshops to impact more than 1000 children in Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and China.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

If your child is struggling to focus in class or find reading and studying uninteresting, come and find BEEP LAB, our experiential learning journey will inspire and active your child's desire to learn.

Learning how to learn and take ownership of our built and natural environment. We want to work with School principals and student care centres to promote 21st CC after school creative programme.

Impact & scalability

Impact & Scalability

BEEP is a program that utilizes the design process for holistic learning experiences. It encourages creativity that motivates young learners through experiential learning. Operations in four countries show potential for replication in many other regions - especially with its developments to adapt to the challenges of COVID with hybrid modes of learning.

HundrED Academy Reviews
This programme seems ready to explode! I appreciate the low requirements for material resources, and how the programme is already creating a network community of architects and designers to contribute.
Love the aim to enrich and engage the minds of children, teenagers and educators through lens of architecture. Uses design thinking to nurture one’s mastery in creativity, confidence, and collaboration so as to prepare them to be responsible users and designers.
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Media

Reimagine Our Future city (E ng) 新中少年国际创意大赛 | SCCE X FOGG X BEEP
ArKID 401: Reimagine Our Future CityThis online Internation camp is conducted and hosted in Singapore, for kids in Taiwan, Malaysia and China. We want to invite your children who are the future pillar of our society to share with us their thoughts and ideas about how we will LIVE, WORK , PLAY, LEARN in our cities.  Can you reimagine and design buildings that are healthier and more sustainable and able to cope with the different environmental challenges we will encounter in the future? You are given an imagined site where there are existing buildings on site serving the community. There are 4 plots of lands that are designated to incorporate each of the 4 basic needs in a community : LIVE, WORK, PLAY & LEARN.
BEEP X FOGG | Reimagine Our Future City : Online Design Studio for KIDS:(For P1-P6 kids)
ArKID 401 Reimagine Our Future City Pilot version in May 2020Design Brief We want to invite your children who are the future pillar of our society to share with us their thoughts and ideas about how we will LIVE, WORK , PLAY, LEARN in our cities.  Can you reimagine and design buildings that are healthier and more sustainable and able to cope with the different environmental challenges we will encounter in the future? You are given an imagined site where there are existing buildings on site serving the community. There are 4 plots of lands that are designated to incorporate each of the 4 basic needs in a community : LIVE, WORK, PLAY & LEARN.
BEEP LAB presents ArKIDtect 201 : in Wonderland
ArKID 201: ArKIDtect in WonderlandThis is a thematic design project that aims to bring your children to experience architectural landmarks and ancient wonders that define our world. Through the story of Arkidtect who is called to rebuild the building in wonderland, we will introduce building that are suitable in different climatic and cultural settings, we will explore and learn by using google earth site visit and to build scales models that enables us to understand the design and historic significance of these wonders.
BEEP LAB presents, ArKIDtect for a day!
A day as ArKIDtectA one day work shop for primary school children to experience architecture through sketching and model making.
KIDsBuild : BEEP Lab X ArKIDect in wonderland
ArKiDtect in WonderlandArKIDect in Wonderland presents a fun and architectural twist to the story of Alice in Wonderland. In this half-day camp specially tailored made for K1 and K2 children of St. James Church Kindergarten. The participants will be engaged in a series of fun filled hands-on building activities. Not only will they be introduced to some architectural “wonders” - special building structures or landmarks, they will also experience building up the 3 dimensional structures using a range of recycled materials. As they get engaged in the process of play, they will also explore architecture concepts like sense of scale, structure, materials and construction process. Like our favourite slogan for KIDSBUILD, we want to let the kids “SEE, WONDER, DO” and instil in them the passion to build their own wonders in their own wonderful way.
KIDsBuild : BEEP LAB X Home Sweet Home
Kidsbuild Home Sweet Home (Christmas Series)Partnering Local pre schools to allow children to experience design based architecture workshop which are design base on diverse architectural themes that are base on cultural, natural and built environment around us.Bamboo Hut workshopChildren will get to discuss and design a outdoor HUTand develop into 3D model of their Bamboo Hut and eventually to build it at the outdoor playground a 1:1life size bamboo hut.Imagination & Creativity is in the children and we want itto be realized in our workshop. They will learn life skills such as sawing and building stable structure by tying knots.
TeensBuild : CapitaLand Young Architect Programme 2018
Young Architect ProgrammeAlbert Liang, Founder of BEEP Lab, is the lead adjunct design facilitation tutor from National University of Singapore, Department of Architecture for 2018 the CapitaLand Young Architect Programme @ CDC (CLYAP @ CDC).These NUS architecture students went through two months of rigorous community engagement learning journey. Thereafter, they conducted a series of workshops for the secondary school students to learn design thinking and basic architectural design. The outcome was creative design solutions by the secondary school students to address community needs and enhance their communal spaces. Both mentors and mentees have benefitted from the process.
Joy of Building : Facilitator & Teacher training
BEEP Design Facilitator TrainingBEEP Lab partners with SJCK Gilstead campus to curated this unique Arkidtect in wonderland camp for K1 & k2 children to experience the exploration and rebuilding of the 7 wonders of the wonderland. This short film illustrates the behind the scene preparation of the camp, our BEEP facilitators from NUS, SUTD, NAFA, Temasek and Ngee Ann Poly came together to prepare and design and curate the unique building camp experience. This was only possible through collaborative learning between the facilitators and the pre school educator.
KIDsBuild : BEEP Lab X Archifest 2018
KIDsBuild by BEEP Lab! In collaboration with Singapore Institute of ArchitectsBEEP Lab KIDsBuild X Archifest 2018The debut launch of KIDsBuild was in 2016 with the theme: Breathable Building which was featured at Raffles place during the 10th anniversary of Archifest.In 2017, we collaborate with archifest committee to launch ArKID Build: Sky garden city hosted by URA AUDE. Which activated a total of 8 Architectural Facilitators from SAA architects and 40 students from NAFA Landscape of Architecture, to facilitate a total of 100 children to experience the joy of building.In 2018, BEEP LAB launch KIDsBuild that showcase the mega city created by 140 primary school students from 5 different student care across Singapore.Participants are given the opportunities to build with varieties of models making materials some of which are sponsored by Singapore Cartons during the event day.The hands-on workshop titled Heritage of Singapore introduces the foundations of city planning and encourages children to design with richness of Singapore's multi cultural heritage in mind.
BEEP LAB Presents.. WHAT IS ARCHITECTURE?
What is ArCHiTecTure?Architecture is a multidisciplinary framework that allows children and youth to experience learning at a different pace. The learner is able to holistically develop their sensitivity to the environment. To allow architecture to be relatable and accessible to children, BEEP Lab developed an unique interdisciplinary framework known as ArCHiTecTure. It stands for:Art     Creativity   History    Technology    naTureThese 5 themes are overarching concepts that is integrated to the concept of design and architecture 

Steps

Learning Needs Analysis

In order to have a long term sustainable impact, we believe that we must work with the respective partners and their localised context to strategies the relevant scope for the educational landscape.

Customising and contextualising
After understanding and establishing clearly the potential partner's learning needs. We will work closely with you to scope and customise the learning goals and outcome base on Built Environment Education Programme powered by ArCHiTecTure. So as to aligned the key learning experiences that is suited and relevant to the educational landscape of the country and community. 
Formalise BEEP Partnership

With alignment in educational goals and direction, we can now proceed to formalise the agreement and partnership to access to the BEEP curriculum and subscribe to our consultancy and training pathway to engage, enrich and empower your to master BEEP curriculum for your learners. 

Build BEEP Team
Building a trusted local team with the aligned vision and purpose of design education is critical. We will begin by training your core partners and team internally and then we will work closely with you to engage your team of facilitators and mentors in your respective local community. 
Pilot BEEP Pop Ups

BEEP Lab believe that we can build a stronger internal framework by piloting ground breaking engagements and collaborations with your local education network is a key to find relevance and building a long lasting credibility in your respective market. 

Establishing BEEP presence

Establish a 12-15 months pilot phase to build up pedagogical, operational and marketing capability and allow local team to develop independence. 

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