Tasty Modern Architecture for the Holidays

Never thought you could afford a cool, architect-designed modern house? Well, if you don't mind it sitting on your table, now you can.

Vancouver design collective, Creative Room, challenged 11 architects and designers to reinvent the traditional holiday gingerbread house and the results are pretty great. The rules were simple: forget "ubiquitous veneer of jujubes and smarties" and "re-interpret the gingerbread house within a modern context." The cantileeverd roofs and houses on stilts don't disappoint.

The houses are being auctioned off through tomorrow, Dec. 10 and are up to between $50 and $150 Canadian dollars (that's $42 to $142). So get bidding.

The bidding will end with a Gingerbread Gala fund-raiser at the Museum of Vancouver. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Architecture for Humanity.

Here's a time-lapse video of last year's gala.

Gingerbread 2008 Timelapse from creative room on Vimeo.

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