Architecture in Miniature: 13 Modern Dollhouse & Other Tiny Buildings

Modern Dollhouses by Miniio

It’s unlikely that Barbie ever has digs quite as cool as those made by Miniio, a company specializing in stylish modern dollhouses made of wood. Founder Walter Gropius wanted to offer children’s toys that are high quality and gender neutral, taking inspiration from Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan and Germany’s Bauhaus school.

Chillout Sessions: Midcentury Modern Models by Collider

Created for use as album covers for Australia’s Ministry of Sound by Andrew van der Westhuyzen of Collider, the ‘Chillout Sessions’ XI and XII miniatures don’t just feature tiny architectural models, but also swimming pools, planes, palm trees and figurines hanging out.

Animated Paper Metropolis by Charles Young

Charles Young has spent years working on his ‘Paperholm’ project, completing one miniature paper building almost every single day. The creations are mounted to wood or stone and made to be kinetic; the work is not just created to be seen in person, but also as a basis for stop-motion animations.

Contemporary Beach House 2 by Chris Barrett, Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield

It seems like there are virtually endless details to be discovered in ‘Contemporary Beach House 2’ by Chris Barrett, Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield, created for the Designer Dollhouse Showcase to raise money for the UCLA Mattel Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute. The tiny luxury residence features plenty of stylish furniture and accents, including carrera marble countertops and a Noguchi coffee table.