7. Aquarium Inspired Gingerbread Architecture by Cambridge Seven Architects
Known internationally for their working creating amazing and innovative aquariums, C7A (Cambridge Seven Associates) created an aquatic world in gingerbread for a competition held last week in Boston. The competition was held by the Community Design Resource Center, and all of the creations from local architectural firms are being auctioned off for charity. The C7a team members also created a book to go along with the gingerbread aquarium that tells fictional stories about the animals who live in this tasty confection world. Beyond the aquarium “reef” building, where fondant sharks swim along side only finned swimmers, is a landscaped patio for “ice-ing” swimming for penguins!
Photo credit: Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc
8. Handlin Garrahan and Associates Gingerbread Tree House
The Cambridge architecture firm Handlin Garrahan and Associates took a different twist on ginger building for the Community Design Resource Center competition by submitting a treehouse retreat. Dwarfed by the surrounding gingerbread trees, this small home supported on “tree” branches looks like the perfect eco-architecture cabin.
9. Killough’s Music and Loan
Chicagoland gingerbread enthusiasts and together with students from the French Pastry School brought edible interpretations of their favorite hometown storefronts to The Drake Hotel to take part in Pastry Chicago‘s Seventh Annual Gingerbread House Competition. This year, participants were asked to recreate their favorite storefront in 100% edible scale models. Kelsey Sewell, inspired by architecture from her childhood, won first place with her replica of Killough’s Music and Loan in Marion, North Carolina. Sewell cut out and hand-painted mini gingerbread guitars and displayed them behind window panes made of gelatin sheets.