A Playhouse built by Anna & Eugeni Bach
- Caroline Kurze
The architects couple Anna & Eugeni Bach promised their kids a playhouse that they built on their grandparents farm in Finland.+ Read More
The structure of the small cottage is very simple, repeated in two equal modules but oriented in opposite directions. One of these modules is double-height (to the scale of children), which allows an adult to enter the house without having to bend. The other module has two levels, connected by a simple ladder.
The interior becomes what children understand as an essential house: a larger space that could be the living room, a lower space where the kitchen could be imagined and a higher ground where there could be the rooms. The abstract nature of the interior spaces allows a child´s imagination to flow, and those spaces that could be identified as a domestic interior can suddenly become the dungeon of a medieval castle, or the attic in the main tower from which to shoot arrows at enemies.
All images © Tiia Ettala