Monday, April 12, 2010

Wendy House

Didn't want to leave this one out! It's another design by Sanei Hopkins Architects. This playhouse is similar in many ways to Heike's playhouse made of windows. Both houses act as display cases placing importance on what is showcased inside of them. This is a great opportunity to show off some cool furniture!

If you are planning on building a playhouse primarily made of windows pay careful attention to where the house is located. Depending on your climate you may want to make sure there is plenty of shade, and that at least some of the windows are operable. Placing the house up on a platform not only adds to the stage like affect, but also allows air to circulate under the floor. This will help keep the play space cool on those hot summer days. The last thing you want to do is create a glass box that is unbearable to play in. In the right location this could be the perfect place to have an afternoon snack and watch the birds. I'm considering an adult scaled version of something similar to this located in the "deep woods" near my parents house.

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