Who's Your Dream Dollhouse Architect?

Who's Your Dream Dollhouse Architect?

Tess Wilson
Oct 30, 2013

Have you heard about the Dolls' House project in the works? In an effort to raise money for a children's charity, "20 of the world’s best architects and designers build a dolls’ house". The results are amazing, and it got me thinking: who would be my ultimate dollhouse architect/designer?

I'm not really into dollhouses, I must confess, but I am very into architectural models. I love them so much, and always wish I could play with the tiny furniture and reposition the tiny art and poke the tiny trees. Architects tend to frown on that, so having an architect-designed dollhouse would be the ideal situation. Of the twenty houses designed for A Dolls' House, my favorite is the one above, created by Adjaye Associates in collaboration with Base Models and artist Chris Ofili. I would definitely live in that house if it happened to be full-size, but as is I could be content just opening the roof (one of my Fantasy Features!) and rearranging the gold furniture.

If I could pick any architect in the world to design a dollhouse for me (and the little ones in my life, of course), I might pick Snøhetta. Their Petter Dass Museum is so sleek, the Hotel Brusundet is modern but rustic (and includes a suite in a lighthouse!), and the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Pavilion is the most magical thing I've ever heard of.

Oh my goodness, I just discovered that Snøhetta has made a dollhouse, so I'm all set. What about the rest of you?

(Image: A Dolls' House via It's Nice That)

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