This Australian house project is so whimsically creative and playful that while observing and scrutinizing it, one feels like playing with real Doll’s House.
A place with no walls and doors, just beautiful furniture and arrangement that defines space, a place that resembles a children drawing of a home: only the sketch – two floors, a pitched roof, smoking chimney and large facade openings, a nostalgic reference to a play and creativity constructing with imagination a place of happiness and comfort. The Doll House is created by BKK Architects and although inspired by the first known Doll’s house dated back from 1557, originally called the “baby house” (now a showcase for local creatives and crafts) this project possesses its unique fragile and elegant modern spirit.
The house is not only a beautiful architectural solution and highly sustainable project of the future, but it’s also an artistically designed interior where the spirit of the people that inhabit the space modulates and creates the welcoming ambiance. Using materials that have been carefully chosen for their ability to demonstrate a level of craft; from oversized exposed timber beams to hand-painted tiles by the owner the designers create unique character and emanation for this sunny home. The open full with natural light premises are a wonderful canvas fort the modern, functional and comfortable furniture arranged throughout the house, this composition is supplemented by art elements, smooth surfaces and tactile textures-alternating, wood, ceramics and stone the spaces open themselves for a smooth and comfy experience.
The open facade captures with its transparent arrangement and solid structure, where every window is different and provides a portal into some other world. The interior space of the house can be fully opened and extended to the landscape surrounding the architectural construct. Interesting fact used by the architects in the construction of the side walls is that the zebra stripes show large temperature differential across the different colors, creating in this way small currents of airflow and in the case of the “zebra-colored” house increasing the natural ventilation of the premises. Photographs: Shannon McGrath, Hillary Walker