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Winners Announced in Green Dollhouse Competition

Pre-Fab Mod Dollhouse, by Andrea Traber Architecture + Sustainability

Photo: Emily Hagopian
The Green Dollhouse Project has announced the winners in its competition “to build dollhouses that would inspire children and adults to make their homes a little greener.” The 26 entries were judged by two criteria: “Are they ‘dishy doll dwellings’ that hold up to active play and delight both children and adults?” and “Do they offer ‘great green guidance’ about one or more aspects of sustainable home design?” The contest was organized by Architects, Designers, and Planners for Social Responsibility and several other organizations.

The jury awarded two Design Professional Honor Awards:

•Monopoly Manor, by Laura Schwartz & Associates and Murdock Young Architects, was built entirely of salvaged materials, including Monopoly®-money siding, a Scrabble®-board floor, gum-wrapper roofing, and a Wonder®-Bread-bag shower curtain.

•Pre-Fab Mod Dollhouse, by Andrea Traber Architecture + Sustainability, was designed to take advantage of daylighting and natural ventilation. It also features interchangeable roofs, walls, floors, and landscaping elements, lending the home flexibility and adaptability.

The Green Dollhouse Project also recognized awards for

Professional Merit,

Student Honor, Student Merit,

Kids’ Choice,

Least Environmental Impact,

Green Urban Design, and

Renewable Energy. A full list of the competition sponsors, details about the winners, and more photos are online at

Published May 1, 2005

Boehland, J. (2005, May 1). Winners Announced in Green Dollhouse Competition. Retrieved from

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