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Building a Himalayan Mountain Out of Gingerbread

On Dec. 12, 2015, AIA Houston (the Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects) held its annual Gingerbread Build Off, where contestants — including local architecture firms — spend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. building gingerbread houses. Kathleen English and her colleagues at English + Associates Architects, had one of the winning entrants. They […]

Image Courtesy: English + Associates Architects

On Dec. 12, 2015, AIA Houston (the Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects) held its annual Gingerbread Build Off, where contestants — including local architecture firms — spend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. building gingerbread houses.

Kathleen English and her colleagues at English + Associates Architects, had one of the winning entrants. They built a Himalayan mountain with a Buddha molded from white chocolate. English describes their creation and where the idea came from.

(Above: The Himalayan Mountain created from gingerbread by the team from Houston’s English + Associates Architects. Image Courtesy: English + Associates Architects)

MORE: View the Gingerbread Build Off 2015 Winners (AIA Houston, Dec. 12, 2015)

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