A Doll’s House for Clementine / TDO Architecture

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TDO was commissioned by Wallpaper* Magazine to re-approach the design of a doll’s house.  They were asked to consider Le Corbusier’s as an inspirational starting point, and from there developed a concept that successfully responded with a functional doll’s house with a contemporary design.

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Responding to the use of ramps as vertical circulation in Villa Savoye’s the Doll’s House replicates this idea and also features its vertical circulation via ramps which are expressed both on the interior and exterior.

TDO adapted Le Corbusier’s concept of a free plan, to a free section, creating a vertical volume and a narrow floor plan.  The House opens from the center and reveals a miniature building where light can penetrate to all corners and a manageable depth where all spaces are easily accessible.


Another highlight of the design is the Doll’s House ability to have dual functionality as a lamp when closed and a contemporary toy when opened.

Cite: Minner, Kelly. "A Doll’s House for Clementine / TDO Architecture" 24 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=83660>
  • Jake

    From an architecture student’s viewpoint. It is so nice to see process photos of models of chipboard and tape.

  • richard

    some kid is going to be raging sad if they get this thing. mirthless.

  • bLogHouse

    If kids play with dolls of Corb, Gropius, etc., that’s a perfect house for them.

  • jk

    “contemporary toy”?? so dumb, and pretentious.

  • spm

    If my parents gave this to me(as a child) to play with my dolls in I would cry.