Architecture for Dogs17. Feb2013
This post is about Architecture but not about dog houses, to paraphrase Kenya Hara, japanese graphic designer and curator of Architecture for Dogs: "I wanted to explain to the architects [that this project] was not just about dog houses; it was architecture for dogs, which could mean anything".
It might be hard to teach an old dog new tricks, but perhaps you can lure him to live in a new house. The collection will feature 13 breed-specific architectural structures, some indoor and some outdoor works by Hara (Teacup Poodle), Atelier Bow-Wow (Dachshund), Shigeru Ban (Papillion), Sou Fujimoto (Boston Terrier), Torafu Architects (Jack Russell Terrier), Kazuyo Sejima, Konstantin Grcic and others. Some of the houses are random pairings but some are special requests such as Toyo Ito's design who wanted to build the house for his own dog or Kengo Kuma who built the house for a client's Pug.
Photo from Kenya Hara website.