January 24th is supposedly the most 'depressing' day of the entire year. What better way to combat seasonal depression than by dreaming up your own scaled-down domestic paradise? We are referring, of course, to the concept of a modern playhouse. And what do you know, a Spanish company called SmartPlayhouses will shrink down your modernist vision into a mini-house to the most minute detail.
Sidenote! Architizer editorial is heading to Spain this week -- Barcelona, to be specific -- and we'll be coming back to you with even more architecture news from the Iberian peninsula. (Ahem: you may have noticed that four of our top-viewed projects in 2010 are located in Spain.)
Stay tuned for all that and in the meantime, check out these incredible pint-sized renditions of modern domiciles:
Founder David Lamolla Kristiansen -- an architect trained at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia -- came up with the idea for SmartPlayhouse in 2009. "When my first daughter was born, I knew I had to spend my time creating a proper place where they could make and develop without the direct intervention of their parents. Cottages for children are not new, especially in northern Europe where it is very common to see this type of construction in gardens. I myself had a traditional hut in the garden of my family's house in Denmark."
This begs the question: what house in the Architizer database would work at 1/6 scale?
[via Home Reviews]