SmartPlayhouse – architecture on a cubby scale

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If you can’t have your own modern architectural showpiece, why not have a miniature version? These cubby houses are simply divine and they may just prompt you to hang a sign on the door saying “Mums and dads only! No kids allowed!”.

Spanish architect David Lamolla Kristiansen began SmartPlayhouse, a company that creates child-sized cubby houses inspired by contemporary architecture. The results are breathtaking.

There are four designs in the SmartPlayhouse collection. Put a Kyoto in your backyard and I suspect you’ll have neighbours looking over your fence for a sticky-beak. Inspired by Japanese avant-garde architecture, lots of windows in uneven shapes give the Kyoto a futuristic edge.

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Taking a lead from the Modernist movement, the Illinois cubby house is sleek, unfussy and quite frankly, plain marvellous.

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For a rustic look that maintains a modern edge, the Hobikken cubby will appeal. Depending on how many are in your brood, it can be sized from Mini to Junior to Maxi.

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The most organic of SmartPlayhouse’s designs is the Casaforum. Covered with perforated steel plates shaped like leaves, the Casaforum blends wood and steel to create a cubby that is so pleasing on the eye that it could well be a sculpture.

You may have noticed that at SmartPlayhouse they refer to their designs as garden sheds. Perhaps it’s a case of lost in translation, but it made me giggle. These beauties are as much garden sheds as my friend’s five bedroom seaside retreat is a beach shack!

Want more? Take a look at our previous posts on cubby houses.

(via If it’s Hip, it’s Here)

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4 Comments

  1. Oh wow! They are fabulous. And I love the idea of having one inside too.

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  2. These are so clever capturing a design element of each movement! I remember standing outside the minimoto pearl building in ginza and thinking how cool the uneven windows looked, to think i could have the Kyoto cubby in my garden!

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  3. These are so beautiful – I want one!!!!

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