KMD Architects, a San Francisco-based architecture firm with an award-winning international practice in architecture planning and urban design, has abandoned its seasoned mediums of glass and steel for child's play and sugar (something I'm a big fan of). That's right, KMD recently constructed Chinese New Year, a dynamic gingerbread version of San Francisco's famed Chinatown Gate, for Seattle's Gingerbread Village, a gingerbread collective meant to raise awareness about juvenile diabetes.
The Stranger, a Seattle newspaper, calls the details of this sugary Chinatown Gate impressive:
"The scales of the dragon are made from chocolate coins; the spines on its back are a line of Hershey's Kisses; the roof of the Chinatown gate is tiled with dark-green jelly beans."
I'm both impressed and intimidated, because I'm about to embark on my own gingerbread-house-making adventurel. YumSugar is hosting a Gingerbread House Challenge through Dec. 18. If you're up for it, I'd love to see what sweet skills all you Casa readers have up your sleeves. Get on over there and show us your goodies.