A Doll's House for Clementine by TDO Architecture

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A Doll's House for Clementine by TDO

TDO Architecture have created this doll's house with ramps linking all floors together.

A Doll's House for Clementine by TDO

Called A Doll's House for Clementine, the design was based on the principles of Le Corbusier's famed Villa Savoye, completed in 1929.

A Doll's House for Clementine by TDO

When closed the piece is lit from within to form ambient lighting.

A Doll's House for Clementine by TDO

The project was commissioned by Wallpaper* magazine.

A Doll's House for Clementine by TDO

Here are some more details from TDO Architecture:


A Doll's House for Clementine

Most Doll's Houses are adapted versions of real buildings, which become compromised as a result of reduction. When TDO were asked by Wallpaper* to design a contemporary Doll's House, they re-approached the design by understanding the parameters of what makes both a functional Doll's House and an imagined full scale proposition.

A Doll's House for Clementine by TDO

TDO were asked to consider the Villa Savoye as their starting point. As Doll's Houses are played with from the front TDO identified that the modernist 'free plan' needed to be converted to a 'free section' to allow for interaction with all areas. For this reason TDO designed the House vertically. Efficient floor plates borrow space from a shared central volume. This allows light to flood through the core of the building and gives deep cross level views.

A Doll's House for Clementine by TDO

Ramps traverse the internal surface of the facade and form the building's lattice structure. When the facade is opened the ramps pivot out of the way revealing a workable miniature building and a concept for designing buildings volumetrically.

A Doll's House for Clementine by TDO

When closed the doll's house is a piece of furniture. A lamp glowing quietly in the corner, the translucent facade hinting at the fun within.

A Doll's House for Clementine by TDO


See also:

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The House of
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When I Was Small by
Tineke Beunders
Dolls by
Alexa Lixfeld
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Posted on Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 10:53 am by . See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • dgman

    where are the dolls?

  • Felix

    the description is just a list of what they did, with no explanation. why does a doll house even need vertical circulation?

    I'd like to see some doll-size corbusier modulors though :)

  • Gravy

    Designing to disappoint children is awesome.

  • polly

    design will eat itself

  • Legs

    Where are the dolls?