Fairy Tale Architecture
Bringing enchantment to spatially imagined folklore
Collaborators: Kate Bernheimer, Andy Bernheimer
Fairy Tale Architecture is a collection of architectural studies that brings internationally recognized architects such as Bernheimer Architecture, Snøhetta, LEVENBETTS, SO–IL, and LTL Architects in conversation with the age-old fairy tales we’ve come to know and love. Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Snow Queen, Goodnight Moon, along with fifteen other stories were reimagined for a visual catalog of unbuilt structures that explore the relationship between fairy tales and speculative architecture.
The book design invites the reader into a space of wonder, darkness and light, new forms for a sense of happily ever after. Our subsequent exhibition design for the Center for Architecture brings the spatially imagined tales to a larger scale from light to dark “cabinets of curiosities” which remind us of the sometimes dark and twisted undertones of some of our favorite childhood stories.