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20 Architects Design a Dolls' House for KIDS

20 Architects Design a Dolls' House for KIDS

Inspired by the dolls' house that Edwin Lutyens designed for The British Empire Exhibition in 1922, twenty British practices are each designing a contemporary dolls' house in aid of the disabled childrens' charity KIDS. Each version will sit on a 750mm square plinth to be exhibited during this year's London Design Festival (14th - 21st September, 2013) before being auctioned. Each design must contain "a unique feature to make life easier for a child who is disabled."

Among the participating practices is Zaha Hadid Architects and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. FAT will also be working with Turner Prize recipient Grayson Perry CBE, and Studio Egret West with artist Andrew Logan. A selection of the completed dolls' houses will on display at the Domus showroom as part of the LDF.

A Doll's House Sketch / FAT. Image © FAT
A Doll's House Sketch / FAT. Image © FAT

You can find a full list of participants here, and download a full guide of the 2013 London Design Festival here (PDF). The event has been curated by the Cathedral Group.

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "20 Architects Design a Dolls' House for KIDS" 14 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/429072/20-architects-design-a-dolls-house-for-kids> ISSN 0719-8884

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