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Architect Barbie’s Dream House Design Competition

With this launch of Architect Barbie this summer Mattel is hoping to inspire more girls to enter male-driven design fields, such as Architecture which is only 17% women. Thus to commemorate the occasion Mattel has teamed up with The American Institute of Architecture to have students compete to design Barbie’s Dream House. Over 30 contestants joined in the competition and they had very specific guidelines: including room for an office, open living and dining areas, and plenty of room for her five pets, including her giraffe – Here is the winning design by Ting Li and Maja Paklar…

 

 

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One response

  1. LOVE it! But one question – how is Barbie supposed to get up the stairs? It looks like there is a support wall right in the middle – is it a door?

    August 4, 2011 at 2:16 pm

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