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Posted 10.31.12 | PERMALINK | ESSAY

Bernheimer Architecture with Kate Bernheimer: Fairy Tale Architecture: Halloween Edition



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Hence there is no conventional or functional space, no typological cataloguing of the architecture of fairy tales as we might typically understand such a process (there is no “house in the woods,” no beautiful castle). Rather the story is reiterated as a formal, experiential facsimile of the spaces and experiences of the original tale, which have themselves been translated from the narrative of the initial story into allegorical space and now are re-translated back into pure form.

— Andrew Bernheimer and Vera Leung

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ABOUT THE ESSAY

Fairy Tale Architecture: Halloween Edition
On Places, a design by Bernheimer Architecture for the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “The Boy Who Set Forth to Learn What Fear Was,” in this special Halloween edition of our ongoing series of architectural fairy tales.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kate Bernheimer is a fairy-tale author and editor. She teaches in the MFA Program at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
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Andrew Bernheimer is the principal of Bernheimer Architecture. He teaches at Parsons The New School for Design.
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Vera Kai Xin Leung is a Master of Architecture student at Parsons The New School for Design.
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