Pop-Out House by Mut Architecture
and Benjamin Mahon

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Pop-Out House by Mut Architecture and Benjamin Mahon

A shelving unit displaying children's clothes doubles up as a plywood playhouse with a sliding staircase, swinging doors and removable furniture.

Pop-Out House by Mut Architecture and Benjamin Mahon

The playhouse occupies a children's clothes shop in Paris, designed by French studio Mut Architecture and architect Benjamin Mahon.

Pop-Out House by Mut Architecture and Benjamin Mahon

The set of steps slide out to allow shop-workers to reach the highest shelves, while a hollow box on wheels rolls away to provide an island table.

Pop-Out House by Mut Architecture and Benjamin Mahon

Other interiors that integrate children's play areas include a perforated bedroom wall that can be used as a ladder and a bed with a play den below.

Pop-Out House by Mut Architecture and Benjamin Mahon

Photography is by Mut Architecture.

Pop-Out House by Mut Architecture and Benjamin Mahon

The following short description is from the architects:


In collaboration with Benjamin Mahon, Mut architecture has completed a children's store in the 16th arrondissement of Paris.

Pop-Out House by Mut Architecture and Benjamin Mahon

The main concept for the store was to construct a large doll house within the store, a house you can pull drawers out of, swing doors from, ‪a doll house that lends itself to the imagination of children‬.

Pop-Out House by Mut Architecture and Benjamin Mahon

Ladders on wheels are embedded in the structure of the house, and a box is set within the house and can be removed to be used as a central island within the shop, to expose products.

Pop-Out House by Mut Architecture and Benjamin Mahon

From the street the giant house seems to be overwhelming the volume of the 16 meter square shop.

Pop-Out House by Mut Architecture and Benjamin Mahon

We used poplar plywood for the interior of the store with white stratification and mirrors to accent the fresh feel of the wood surfaces.

  • davidgadd

    A nice bit of joinery, but am I missing something, I don't see why this is particularly remarkable ?!

  • tuteshniy

    does stairway of this constraction have some lock or break system? )

  • Albaro Recoba

    Where's the bed and where's the play den? They sound like the most exciting parts…

    • srf

      These are links to another project … this project is in a kids clothes shop. Read the text!

  • tom finch

    its not – welcome to the biggest problem of our age

  • srf

    Beautiful joinery. Love the simplicity of this project.