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
  • 12 july 2013

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.


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.


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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