There comes a time in every kid’s life when he wants to build his own little space in the living room -a fort! When Dad is an architect, he can’t help but observe how his kids discover the joy of creation, and he can’t help but analyze the situation and offer some building advice. Architect Ben Pell has some basic tips for constructing a pillow fort, which parents can pass along to make fort-building a family project. Here’s a sample that corresponds with the illustration.
Choose From The 3 Basic Fort Types
Buttress Fort: Furniture is used like a primary retaining wall and the fort is built off of that.
Tunnel Fort: Furniture – usually the couch – is built into the fort itself, which runs the length of the furniture.
Compound Fort: Multiple pieces of furniture are connected with a series of “rooms.”