Terry Farrell's space-age doll house goes under hammer

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Toy designed for architect’s son emerges from owner’s loft

A giant high-tech dolls’ house designed by Terry Farrell for his son has been put up for auction.

The 176m-tall hand-built toy, which was designed for a competition in 1981, is expected to make between £800 and £1,200.

The architect used it as an opportunity to take a pop at his professional rivals at the time, high-tech proponents Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Nicholas Grimshaw.

The space-age design, which the auction catalogue describes as a cross between a rocket and an oil rig, was a response to his then eight-year-old son’s brief.

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