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Build your own geodesic dome gingerbread house

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In a lighthearted spin on Buckminster Fuller’s famous look, the Echo Park design practice Scout Regalia has created a geodesic dome gingerbread house. The kit includes a laser-cut dome template, shown below right, plus recipes for gingerbread and icing and easy-to-follow instructions. The dome is about 9 inches in diameter, 6 inches tall and as sweetly colorful as you want it to be.

We have featured Scout Regalia designers Ben Luddy’s and Makoto Mizutani’s work before -- the modern raised garden kits, the free DIY planting table instructions, their High Desert Test Sites project. But this architectural inspiration is too delightful not to share.

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‘Ben and I are both really into food and cooking and baking, so the SR Gingerbread Geodesic Dome combines two of our passions,’ Mizutani said.

The kit is $25 plus shipping at Scout Regalia. If you’re a visual learner, check out the fun time-lapse video below.

If you’re having trouble seeing the video in our post, you also can view it on Vimeo: Scout Regalia Reel 02: Gingerbread Geodesic Dome.

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