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Pet-tecture: Design for Pets


An amusing and inspiring collection of dwellings for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, fish, jellyfish, horses, mice, guinea pigs and even kangaroos and tortoises, characterised by their pleasant aesthetic and inventiveness.

This proposal, conceived and made by important architects and designers, highlights the work of creators and brands from around the world, among them Nendo, Kenya Hara, Sou Fujimoto, MAD Architects, Shigeru Ban and Ikea. With more than 200 examples in multiple shapes, colours, textures and materials, the projects include amusing trees for cats, cement huts for dogs, luxury chicken coops, 3D-printed fishbowls, a hotel for bees and a birdhouse roof tile.

The designers who made inroads into the world of architecture for animals took inspiration from different factors, either eco-friendly designs with reused materials—as we can see in Nestbox by JAM Furniture, a nest made from recovered metal—or the wish to encourage human-animal interaction—such as in Cat-à-Tête or Bee Block & Bee Brick by Green&Blue Formation Association, which provides spaces for solitary bees in answer to the current global decline of the species. Evoking a spirit of invention and ingenuity, the great diversity of designs and materials used means that there are no two same “dwellings” and that virtually al tastes are catered for, whether human or animal.

In Pet-tecture, every entry includes a brief description with the product name and details of the designer, artist, architect, manufacturer or company. Pet icons denote the animal or animals for which the design is intended; other icons specify the raw materials used in the making of each product. To complete this publication, there is a directory titled “Where to buy”, which lists the shops where the designs can be acquired.

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