shedkm and james ireland build a contemporary doll's house
shedkm and james ireland build a contemporary doll's house shedkm and james ireland build a contemporary doll's house
oct 18, 2013

shedkm and james ireland build a contemporary doll's house

shedkm and james ireland build a contemporary doll’s house
all images courtesy of shedkm




through a collection of simulated exterior spaces, the ‘outside/in’ doll’s house by UK designers shedkm and james ireland can be played with like a large rubik’s cube puzzle. the modern adaptation of the traditional toy celebrates the sensory experience of being in the outdoors landscape. each of the floors rotate around a spiral stair with the rooms attached to hinges, making them able to slide outwards. framed vistas and reflected views can be set against backdrops of artificial sunsets or vivid blue skies. the materials applied to the interior have been carefully crafted to simulate a natural environment with tables made from honed rock, beds from laminated wood stacks and lights feature as crystals. the multiple configurations of the house create different scenic spaces rather than rooms – it is not about looking in, but about looking through and beyond.

the dollhouse closed

front elevation – open

reconfigured front elevation

rear elevation


model expanding and contracting

made in house by shedkm staff

the dining room

the bedroom

the living room

the pool



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  • I want it as a building!
    Great piece of work. Really lovely

    Ron Smith says:

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