When we think about what we can do as a society to help disabled children, research, education, and healthcare all come to mind. But one of the issues that faces all disabled children and their families is finding an affordable and accessible place to live. In the UK, the Kids organization aims to help disabled children and their families in every facet of their lives, which is why this November they will auction off a series of dollhouses, designed and created by some of the top architects in the UK, to raise funds and bring attention to the critical need for accessible housing. Look thought the beautiful, creative dollhouses here and place your bid online.
“Inside Out” by Coffey Architecture has a concrete base with brightly colored wooden pieces that slide in and transform the plain structure into something special.
“Compass House” by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris is distinctly modern with its white, boxy structure and vibrant green accents.
“Electra House” by Adjaye Associates has a playful energy with folding walls and skylights.
“Haptic House” by Dexter Moren uses stacked boxes to create a plethora of tiny rooms in this unique dollhouse design.
“mae-mak house” by Mae in associate with MAKLab and Burro Happold is a truly interactive experience with many flat pieces creating a full dollhouse and then folding down into a flat carrying case.
“Puzzle House” by Studio Egret West in association with Andrew Logan is also modular, with stacked boxes creating the house and then nestling within one another to create a snug rectangular box.
“Play House” by DRDH Architects in associate with artist Anne Katrine Dolven isn’t just a dollhouse, but folds open to become a unique (and slightly creepy) stage.
“Outside/In” by SHEDKM with help from artist James Ireland is largely horizontal and balances precariously on a small base.
“A dolls’ house made of three-sided rooms” by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands has a title that largely describes its look, box rooms stacked high.
“House for a Deaf Child” by drMM is designed to be experienced will all the senses, using brightly colored shapes and panels.
“Elvis’s Tree House” by AMODELS uses playful exploration along with the King himself to create a welcoming and creative space for kids.
“Jigsaw House” by MAKE Architects has individual rooms stack snugly on top of one another, just like it’s puzzling inspiration.
This untitled funky pirate tower comes from Morag Myerscough & Luke Morgan in association with artists Ishbel Myerscough, Chantal Joffe and poet Lemn Sissay.
“Tower of Fable” by FAT Architecture has fairytale elements with drawbridges and turrets.
Sound Play ce by HLM in collaboration with JuJu Ross Design and A&J Hilliard Cabinet Makers is bright, bold, and modern making lots of use of vertical space.
“The Grimm’s House” by James Ramsey RAAD Studio in collaboration with artist Lara Apponyi actually has the story of Hansel & Gretel printed in brail around the edge of the house.
“This must be the place” by Zaha Hadid Architects is not traditional in any way, using bare wood and glass.