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House 4 House
by House 4 House

House 4 House by House 4 House
Malwa Grabowska, Hipermania

House 4 House sets aims to teach children about sustainable design through play, with a toy set designed to do good for the planet.


Designed by four architects in Denmark, every House 4 House set is inspired by the ways families build in different climate zones around the world. All elements of the product are made from natural materials, sourced, manufactured and hand finished in Portugal.

Developed over three years of intensive prototyping and 'playshops' with families and after-school groups, the first tropical-themed set is inspired by building features developed for hot and humid climates, such as wide roof overhangs for shading and raising the building on stilts for flooding and airflow. The House 4 House Tropical set includes animals found across the tropics, chosen to engage children with the biodiversity of the region.

For every toy house set sold, House 4 House has committed to donate a third of their profits to help upgrade real houses in disadvantaged communities through a micro-finance platform.


This project has been longlisted in the product design category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: House 4 House

Project: House 4 House

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