Not Grimm! (gingerbread "house")
"Radical visuals of precisely engineered simple components & adventurous flavors: fresh wasabi and ginger. The design is anything but Grimm." The fresh wasabi and ginger give this version of gingerbread a rather distinctive taste. The tiny bit of the heat at the back of your throat seems to lighten the heavy "butter-ness" and sweetness of the gingerbread.
The competition rule was to use 140 characters to describe the project..which is not really enough to tell the judges the underlining "design" concept. (Other top 10 entries obviously breaking the rule of using more than 140 characters!! They should be disqualified! hahaha..)
Basically, the idea was to use the 5cm ratio as the guiding principle. A mixture of the 2.5cm, 5cm and 10cm volumes made up the inter-relationship number for each of the component. This gives "structure" to the design, but also allows the overall shape to be rather sculptural.
Rather difficult to precisely engineered each panels to be straight and right angle..And the dough harden rather quickly which make it even harder to produce the smooth panels for the components. It took me 7 hours just to make all the components and another 2 hours to put all those components to a shape that pleases my eyes!
Why we (Architizer) love it: The elegant simplicity really speaks to us after seeing so many gobs of frosting and kitschy candy canes. Also, this sounds like it would be the most delicious to eat afterwards.