Architects support for children with metabolic energy disease
The dollhouse is designed and constructed for 'Architects support for children with metabolic energy disease'. The dollhouse will be sold at auction. The revenue generated will fund the research of professor Jan Smeitink to find a cure for this disease.

Team: Joost Hovenier, Jan Peter Wingender, Anna Janssen, Patryk Krolikowski, Camille Moreau
Photographer: Thomas Lenden

Petronella Oortman builds her dollhouse in 1686 as a metaphor of bourgeois life. An elevation of nine rooms over three floors, each room with a precise program. Over a century later Friedrich Schinkel builds a pavilion in the gardens of Charlottenburg in Berlin. An equilateral plan of nine rooms. Stripped of their interior, only the varying connections between the rooms indicate a possible use. The dollhouse crosses the project of Oortman with the rudimental plan of Schinkel. A 3x3x3 rooms architectural exercise. A recognisable house in our own house - a carefully constructed piece of furniture. The connections between the rooms, voids, balconies and roof lights suggest a hierarchy or even a staging but a functional indication is absent. The rooms, each one unique, are nothing more than themselves.

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Dollhouse by Petronella Oortman in 1986 
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Facade 1 
Schinkel pavillon Charlottenburg 
double high space