Less Giraffe Friendly Entry Chosen as Winner of Architect Barbie Dream House Design Competition

Well, our pick didn’t win, the one that had the hole in the side so that a giraffe could poke its head in and see what was going on, but we suppose the important thing is that now Barbie finally has an official place to hang her many fashionable hats at night. The American Institute of Architects has announced the winners of their Architect Barbie Dream House Design Competition, Ting Li and Maja Paklar, who received a whopping 8,470 votes and took home the title. The house is pretty cool, we guess, featuring boxes upon boxes with gigantic windows and a cool overhang. However, in their rendering, they seem to be rubbing it in a bit, because while they’ve included a giraffe (always important), the poor creature has no way of poking its head in. Instead, it can just peer through its modern glass facade and wonder why it and Barbie have grown so distant. That shame aside, here’s a description of the house:

The winning house design features entertaining space and chef’s open kitchen on the first floor, along with an office / library / meeting space. There is also a terrace on the second floor. The third and fourth floors are Barbie doll’s private enclave, her bedroom and her inspiration room respectively. The roof has a green house and a landscaped garden for her domestic pets. The design elements include solar panels, landscaped rooftop and irrigation system, operable shading devices, bamboo flooring, low flow toilet and sink fixtures, and locally sourced and manufactured materials and furnishings.