2012 marked the 200th anniversary of the first publication of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales.
To celebrate this occasion FleaFollyArchitects, over the space of 5 weeks, ran a small summer atelier on the outskirts of the Black Forest in Germany. As a group of young architects and designers we began to plan and build the ‘Grimm City’ a miniature Cityscape based on the imaginations of the Brothers Grimm.
The Black Forest, a famously enchanted woodland was the perfect setting for this fictional city, a city which brings together and reminds us of the many characters and places we read about as both children and adults.
This city is envisaged as a miniature universe that translates the Grimm characters into an architectonic cityscape, and like a giant piece of furniture will be meticulously crafted from only the finest Black Forest timbers.
Participants: FleaFollyArchitects with Alex Nacu, Alex Arad, Azza Alhinai, Cristian Bucataru, Michela Bonomo, Ramona Bittere and Sam Little.
Music: "November" by Max Richter