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Award-Winning Home Inspired By Rapunzel’s Tower [Pics]

Award-Winning Home Inspired By Rapunzel’s Tower [Pics]

The Maiden's Tower puts a modern twist on the classic children's fairy tale.

Yi Chen

Marte Marte Architects recently won the 2013 HÄUSER-AWARDS for their innovative design of a private residence. The Maiden’s Tower is situated in Dafins, Austria, and was inspired by the popular fairytale Rapunzel. The story depicted a princess who spent her days looking out the window of her tower. Until one day, a prince came along and climbed up her long hair to rescue her.

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The Maiden’s Tower was originally designed for the daughters of the homeowners and is detached from the primary house. Each floor of the three-storey building is a room with floor-to-ceiling window partially overlooking the open hills and grassland. The design is minimalistic to open up the limited space of each floor.

Maiden-Tower-Rapunzel-Marte-Marte-inside

The architects further explained that:

If it is true that the first few years of life shape our future spatial desires, then these girls will have had a very valuable personal experience that their future Prince Charming will probably not have had: a life in manifest appreciation.

See more photos of the home below.

Maiden’s Tower

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