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MVRDV, Shigeru Ban and More Create Architecture For Dogs—With DIY Instructions

Posted By Ana Lisa On December 21, 2012 @ 11:20 am In Animals,Architecture,carousel showcase,DIY,Environment,Gallery,Green Pets,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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Japanese architect Shigeru Ban designed a flexible dog [1] space by using his trademark recycled cardboard tubes (attached with two wires) that can be turned from a bed, to a swing, to a maze, and even a chair or table for the human friends.

Torafu Architects [2] designed a hammock for a Jack Russell Terrier using an old piece of clothing from the pup’s human friend, as this breed is set to be the happiest when it’s close to its two-legged companion. Sou Fujimoto [3] created a smaller version of his House NA in Tokyo [4] for a Boston terrier, which consists of a scaffolding-like structure that has no walls, plenty of fresh air and light and it even doubles as a storage unit.

Dutch studio MVRDV [5] came out with a playful doghouse [6] for a Beagle that started with an archetypical shape and end up as both, a hideaway and interactive toy. Toyo Ito’ [7]s Mobile Home for Shiba was conceived as a “doghouse for walks” allowing people to get out with their best friend whether it is raining, too hot or even if the dog [8] is too old to walk. Konstantin Grcic [9]’s Paramount was designed so Toy Poodles can look themselves in the mirror, as they are said to be notoriously finicky about their looks and are one of the few breeds to recognize themselves in a mirror.

Check out some more wonderful designs on the Architecture For Dogs website and share your own creations with the world!

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URLs in this post:

[1] dog: http://inhabitat.com/katie-mello-creates-hilarious-star-wars-at-at-costume-for-dogs/

[2] Torafu Architects: http://inhabitat.com/kororo-is-a-cute-multifunctional-desk-by-torafu-architects/

[3] Sou Fujimoto: http://www.sou-fujimoto.net/

[4] House NA in Tokyo: http://inhabitat.com/sou-fujimotos-glassy-house-na-blurs-the-distinction-between-indoor-and-outdoor-space/

[5] MVRDV: http://www.mvrdv.nl/

[6] doghouse: http://inhabitat.com/y-town-recycles-old-refrigerator-into-dog-house-for-adopted-pup/

[7] Toyo Ito’: http://www.toyo-ito.co.jp/

[8] dog: http://inhabitat.com/giant-red-dog-made-from-scrap-is-a-dutch-village-watchdog/

[9] Konstantin Grcic: http://konstantin-grcic.com/

[10] + Architecture For Dogs: http://architecturefordogs.com

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