With less than a month left until its much-anticipated release, the Barbie movie directed by Greta Gerwig is already taking the world by storm.
The official full-length trailer for Barbie debuted last month, giving us a peek into the pink heaven that the filmmaker has created to accompany the stellar cast and what’s rumored to be a phenomenal script.
For both children and adults who have fond memories associated with the Mattel doll, the release of a new Barbie movie evokes feelings of nostalgia, and everyone is looking forward to seeing Margot Robbie take on the role of a lifetime.
But it’s not just Barbie fans that are excited about Gerwig’s upcoming movie.
The prospect of a visually stunning film with colorful characters and imaginative worlds has also generated excitement among those who appreciate the artistic elements of animation.
That, coupled with Greta Gerwig’s high-quality filmmaking and the star-studded cast — with Margot Robbie (I, Tonya, The Wolf of Wall Street, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) and Ryan Gosling (Drive, First Man, Blade Runner 2049) at the helm as the beloved Barbie and Ken duo, joined by names like Will Ferrell, Simu Liu, Michael Cera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae and many, many others — is bound to make for one hell of a movie.
And for the real estate-obsessed, like us, there’s another delightful element to look forward to: Barbie’s Dream House. While we can’t wait to see how Greta Gerwig created Barbieland and the pink mansion the Mattel doll calls home, an AI-powered imagination exercise lets us take a look at how Barbie’s dream house would look like if the doll would set up shop in other countries around the world.
Reimagining Barbie’s Dream House with the help of AI
What would Barbie’s iconic pink house look like if set elsewhere in the world? That’s the question a European company set out to answer, and turned to popular AI imaging tool MidJourney to recreate the doll’s playful abode.
“The premise of the upcoming movie is Barbie becoming ‘expelled’ from the utopia and exploring the ‘real world’. We wanted to discover how the best-rated countries to live in the world could be ‘Barbified’ if her adventures let her jet set around the globe,” a JeffBet spokesperson told us via email, adding that:
“People all around the world and of different generations share the love for Barbie and have had at one point considered a life in the Barbie Dreamhouse. This analysis has truly captured the essence of each country from the weather to the amenities and the landscape.”
The visuals adapt the Dream House to match the architecture and design elements specific to these countries. For the sake of this visual experiment, they chose countries with the best quality of life, as ranked by U.S. News (because, let’s face it, Barbie wouldn’t live just anywhere).
From palazzo-inspired Italian architecture to sleek and modern Japanese design, here’s how Barbie’s dream house would look like if the iconic doll were to take residence in countries outside of the United States:
Did the AI image generator get things right for your country? Living in Canada, I feel like the Canadian version of Barbie’s Dream House is quite spot on, but would love to hear what people living in other countries think — and if MidJourney’s choice of architectural styles is a fair representation of home designs in each country.
And if your country didn’t make the list, you have an even harder task at hand: pick your favorite Barbie dream house!