Dogchitecture, Inspired by “Architecture for Dogs”

PRODUCTORA

Dogchitecture is an exhibit inspired by Architecture for Dogs”, a project by Japan’s Kenya Hara that sought to reinvent the doghouse and integrate it into the world of design.

10 Mexican offices took part in the initiative, including: BNKR ArquitecturaRojkind ArquitectosBroissinPRODUCTORAa-001Taller 13, PMS Arch BuroROW StudioLaboratorio Arquitectura Básica y ESOS.

Dogchitecture will be on display at Polyforum Siqueiros, in Mexico City, until August 18th, 2013. It will then travel on to other important museums in Mexico. A book about the exhibit, with photographs and descriptions of the projects, will also be made available.

More “Dogchitecture” Proposals, after the break…

BNKR Arquitectura

BNKR
BNKR

Rojkind
Rojkind

Broissin Architects

Broissin
Broissin

PRODUCTORA 

PRODUCTORA
PRODUCTORA

a-001 Taller de Arquitectura

a-001
a-001

Taller 13 Arquitectura Regenerativa

Taller 13
Taller 13

PMS Arch Buro 

PMS Arch Buro
PMS Arch Buro

ROW Studio

ROW Studio
ROW Studio

 

Laboratorio Arquitectura Básica
Laboratorio Arquitectura Básica

ESOS

ESOS
ESOS

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

 

 

Cite: Quirk, Vanessa. "Dogchitecture, Inspired by “Architecture for Dogs”" 26 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=393484>
  • Watchmen

    The concept by Kenya Hara in Architecture for Dogs is this:
    “Architecture for Dogs, invented by architects and designers, is an extremely sincere collection of architecture and a new medium, which make dogs and their people happy”
    the projects in their website are totally free you can download the footprints and build it in home.

    This dogchitecture it’s just an attempt to make money out of an idea that´s already honest and way better.

    Ok, it´s not bad create new business for targeting emerging markets, but if you´re gonna sell something make sure that´s better than his free version.

    PS.
    Catchitecture next move? it´s already in development for free

    • L

      You’re Goddamn Right.

  • neoritter

    This is a good example for all would be architects and designers about how to completely ignore the the customer’s (in this case the dog) needs. Just about none of these designs would work in practice. They may look pretty, but are lacking in function.

    • PURE architecture

      I could understand if these were in any way functional, however they really are not.

  • Architects in Norfolk

    I work for a company who are Architects in Norfolk and I can honestly say that this notion is ridiculous. This sort of thing always seems to come out of Japan. I am interested to find out if this has actually become a viable business for the creator.

  • e-buzz

    Hello
    Following the article liked to show our Dogchitecture!
    http://www.e-buzz.pt/

  • Miguel Silva

    Hello
    The purpose of some comments, added the table a “Dogchitecture” perfectly functional on the market – E-buzz (www.e-buzz.pt).
    At the time looking for something more designed to put at home for my dog and we really found were plastic dog kennels and impersonal standard. See how positive this new “style” of architecture for dogs that may spark interest in drawing subject more interesting for our four legged friends but that has to be functional and not just for photography…

  • EPetsRoyal

    Cool looking but do not look very functional