The annual Architects for Animals Giving Shelter event is back again, teaming up with the NYC Feral Cat Initiative to help the city’s homeless animals by asking top architects to create innovative shelters just for felines! This year’s event will feature some cat-tastic new homes by H3 hardy Collaborative Architecture, Francis Cauffman Architects, M Moser Associates, Callison Barteluce, Stonehill & Taylor Architects, Zimmerman Workshop, and Pilot Project Design Collective, which will be unveiled at a fundraiser party this Thursday, January 10th. We’re looking forward to seeing all of the amazing abodes, which are sure to be art pieces in themselves, in addition to a place for kitties to keep warm.
Along with the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, Architects for Animals has been bringing together top design, animals lovers and a great party for the past few years. Attendees of the fundraiser will have a chance to vote on the best feline shelters designed by architecture industry giants, many of which are made from recycled materials. The evening will include mingling over hors d’oeuvres and drinks, as is a great opportunity to meet the architects. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Mayor’s Alliance effort to help take care of over one million animals (not counting rats) that are homeless on the streets of New York.
Last year’s designs included a giant hollow ball of recycled twine and knitting needles shelter, an aerodynamic grid vessel, and even a Mondrian-inspired recycled home. The shelters are then donated to cat caregivers around the city, to add cool cat shelter art to their neighborhoods. The event will take place at the Steelcase Showroom on Thursday from 6-8 p.m.