Gallery of Gingerbread – Too Tasty To Miss

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Via CRDC Gingerbreadhouse Auction

What happens when Architects get into the holiday spirit?  What happens when you swap out their moleskin notebooks with a spatula?

You end up with glorious not-your-little-sister’s gingerbread house designs. Architecture firms from around Boston devised innovative confectionary models of famous and imaginative buildings. Participants include designLAB architects; Machado and Silvetti Associates; Cambridge Seven Associates; Over, Under; Oudens Ello Architecture; TRO Jung|Brannen; Handlin, Garrahan & Associates; Pocket Change; and Scott/Griffin Architects.

Turns out I’m not the only architect who has a sense of humor. Cambridge Seven Architects created an underwater utopia beneath a frozen ice cap complete with a penguin colony peaking down from above. TRO Jung|Brannen created Smuf Village in pastry form, complete with Smurfette.

Thursday at 5:00pm, the Gingerbread Gallery will open up at the BSA space.  All of the houses will be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to the Community Design Resource Center.  This organization helps underfunded nonprofit organizations with the preliminary “planning and design of their spaces, buildings, landscapes, neighborhoods, and cities”, while also offering workshops supported by Design Professionals to the community. The CDRC of Boston aims to revitalize communities though sustainable design solutions. You can place a bid on your favorite house online, here.

If you don’t have time to go to the Gallery opening, the confections will be on display until December 7th . Head over to the BSA space at 290 Congress Street throughout the rest of the year to see excellent exhibits on design and architecture, and well as purchase passes for Architecture boat and walking tours.