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Maja’s House: A Teeny Weeny Replica of Herzog & de Meuron’s Rudin House Rises in Poland
Posted By Tafline Laylin On February 6, 2013 @ 5:38 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery | No Comments
When Ultra Architects completed a home in Poland, the client asked them to use the leftover wooden elevation boards to build a small treehouse for their daughter Maja. Although none of the trees on the site were appropriate for such a construction, there was an elevated spot on the plot perfect for a little girl's secret hideaway. And it looks just like Herzog & de Meuron's charming Rudin House.
Maja helped to design the six square meter tiny house. Though the architects implored her to consider a flat-topped house, she insisted on the archetypal gabled home  with a chimney. She even made a small lego model  of what she wanted. So, that is what she got, with a little something special added on.
Ultra Architects deliberately modeled the mini house after the Herzog & de Meuron project , although the materials used are different as is the scale of course. It opens on both sides to ensure optimum ventilation and a little chimney included per Maja’s specifications provides additional natural air circulation. A short pathway leading to the “treehouse” and a slide are a nice touch.
Via Arch Daily 
Photos via Mariusz Jagniewski, Łukasz Zandecki
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 gabled home: http://inhabitat.com/tag/gabled-house/
 small lego model: http://inhabitat.com/tag/lego/
 Herzog & de Meuron project: http://inhabitat.com/tag/herzog-de-meuron/
 + Ultra Architects: http://ultra-architects.pl/en/2008/domek-mai/
 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/328213/majas-house-ultra-architects/
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