“Mirror, mirror on the floor, who in this land is the greediest of them all?’ ‘You, my old friend are the greediest of them all’ replied the mirror with a sharp, reflective tone. So with a long and satisfied yawn the city returned to its slumber, safe in the knowledge that the mirror speaks only the truth."
2012 marked the 200th anniversary of the first publication of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales.
To celebrate this occasion FleaFollyArchitects, Pascal Bronner & Thomas Hillier tutors on the BA Architecture, ran a small summer atelier on the outskirts of the Black Forest in Germany. As a group of young architects and designers they planned and built the ‘Grimm City’ a miniature Cityscape based on the imaginations of the Brothers Grimm.
This miniature universe, brought to the Design Museum Tank, translates the Brothers Grimm characters into an architectonic cityscape that is meticulously hand crafted from only the finest Black Forest timbers.
FleaFollyArchitects with Alexander Nacu, Alexandra Arad, Azza Al Hinai, Cristian Bucataru, Michela Bonomo, Ramona Bittere and Sam Little
The 'Miniature Universe' can be viewed between the
07 October 2013 – 08 November 2013
Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD