Last year was the 200th anniversary of the first publication of the Brothers Grimm fairytales and to mark the occasion FleaFolly Architects decided to do something very special. They ran a five week summer workshop on the outskirts of The Black Forest in Germany (archetypal Grimm territory) where a group of architects and designers envisaged a cityscape inspired by the iconic tales the brothers popularised. Grimm City is an astonishing combination of technical skill and fertile imagination – from churches to music halls, factories to The Golden Compound the joy of exploring this world is infinite.
It can currently been seen in all its glory outside London’s Design Museum but its creators also produced the most gorgeous book documenting this brilliant project through dioramas, photographs and text that reads much more like the Grimms’ tales than a dry architectural treatise.
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