Dogs are architects' best friends!

If we were to imagine an environment based on the scale of dogs, what would it be like?

by Valentina Ieva
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Curated by Kenya Hara, famous Japanese designer and art director of MUJI, Architecture for Dogs is a new collection of sincere architectural dog-houses, developed in collaboration with world‐class architects and designers, with the shared mission of bringing a new kind of joy to the relationship between dogs and humans.

Design by Konstantin Grcic, Photo credits: Hiroshi Yoda

Design by Kazuyo Sejima, Photo credits: Hiroshi Yoda

Design by Torafu Architects, Photo credits: Hiroshi Yoda

Design by Shigeru Ban, Photo credits: Hiroshi Yoda

 

Hara said: "Practically everybody on earth is familiar with dogs and has some interest in them. The ‘dog’ represents a universal and broad-ranging theme".

Design by Kengo Kuma, Photo credits: Hiroshi Yoda

Design by Toyo Ito, Photo credits: Hiroshi Yoda

Design by Sou Fujimoto, Photo credits: Hiroshi Yoda

Design by Haruka Misawa, Photo credits: Hiroshi Yoda

 

Participating designers include Kenya Hara (Teacup Poodle); Atelier Bow-Wow (Dachshund); Shigeru Ban (Papillion); Sou Fujimoto (Boston Terrier); Konstantin Grcic (Toy Poodle); Hara Design Institute, Haruka Misawa (Japanese Terrier); Toyo Ito (Shiba); Kengo Kuma (Pug); MVRDV (Beagle); Hiroshi Naito (Spitz); Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture P.C. (Chihuahua); Kazuyo Sejima (Bichon Frise); and Torafu Architects (Jack Russell Terrier).

Design by Kenya Hara, Photo credits: Hiroshi Yoda

Design by MVRDV, Photo credits: Hiroshi Yoda

Design by Hiroshi Naito, Photo credits: Hiroshi Yoda

 

This project has started in 2012 in Miami, and has since then traveled to Los Angeles, Tokyo, Chengdu, and Kanazawa, changing form and growing with each exhibition. 

Photo credits: Nacasa & Partners Inc.

Photo credits: Nacasa & Partners Inc.

Design by Atelier Bow-wow, Photo credits: Hiroshi Yoda

 

The acclaimed tour exhibition has just concluded its sixth stop at Shanghai Himalayas Museum (on October 11th). In the Shanghai exhibition, newly welcomed Chinese architect Ma Yansong adds even more volume and depth to the project.

The exhibition intends to inspire people to take a new and different point of view on questions such as “if we were to imagine an environment based on the scale of dogs, what would it be like?”. 

 

 

  

 

For more info: http://architecturefordogs.com/

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    • Valentina Ieva

      Architect

      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al cuore di natura elettrica’!)

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