Gallery: Top 10 Deliciously Modern Gingerbread Houses

Everyone loves a classic gingerbread house, but lately architects and designers around the world have cooked up some amazing modern iterations that make our hearts skip a beat. Just in time for the holidays we've rounded up 10 of our favorite contemporary gingerbread homes, all of which pay homage to the modernist spirit. From an abode inspired by Bucky Fuller's geodesic dome, to a "cake study" house featuring cookie countertops, to a delectable recreation of Corbu's famed Villa Savoye complete with candy cane pilotis, hit the jump for the sweetest, most scrumptious modern gingerbread houses around!


There is no doubt that this amazing gingerbread geodesic dome would make Buckminster Fuller proud. The super tasty abode was created by the designers over at Scout Regalia, and can even be made on your own at home. For instructions check out the video here, or for a little more help, you can order a DIY package from their site. It includes a template for the dome as well as recipes for both the gingerbread and icing.


We had flashbacks of our first year of architecture school when we spotted Bryan Boyer‘s amazing gingerbread Villa Savoye. With Dremel cut candy cane pilotis, bubble gum windows and sugary green lawn, if we got to make one of these in studio, we’d probably still remember Le Corbusier’s “Five Points”.


Designed for an icy landscape – or chocolate icing landscape – Canada’s Mallen Architecture Inc. created the Arctic Retreat, an elevated prefabricated stricture able to withstand heavy gumdrops and over-sweetened sleet. Despite its spindly, sugary support legs, the structure is surprisingly strong and even boasts a little LED light inside for an overnight stay.


This forward-thinking gingerbread design was created for the 2008 Creative Room Gingerbread Competition & Charity Auction. With its billowing form and curious overhead cover, this entry kind of reminds us of RAAD‘s proposal for a NYC Low Line. Do you see the resemblance?


With its clean lines and modernist appeal the Cake Study House 09 would have fit right in with the works of Koening, Eames and Neutra. Made by architect and LEED AP Kristina Hahn Atelier, this sugary stunner features almond cacti, a pepper Palm tree, Toblerone stairs, hard gingerbread floors, cookie countertops and marshmallow furniture.


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  1. asirap December 25, 2013 at 8:26 am

    I love these houses. Here is one I made this year with my boyfriend that also fits the theme of modern gingerbread:

  2. Bridgette Meinhold Bridgette Meinhold December 16, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    what my alpine house isn’t modern enough for you?!?!

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