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20 Times Architecture Sheltered Animals, Not Humans

20 Times Architecture Sheltered Animals, Not Humans

Architecture may have its roots in sheltering humans from the elements, but that is not to say that architecture is for humans alone. Around the world, there are numerous examples of buildings and shelters designed by architects for other species. Some of these can be whimsical, such as the Dogchitecture exhibit by 10 Mexican architecture firms back in 2013, or the series of BowWow Haus kennels designed by over 80 architects back in 2017, including Zaha Hadid Architects. But others are designed for a more direct impact.

© Spaceshift Studio© Alí Taptik© ZRS Architekten Ingenieure© Qingling Zheng, Shijie Zhang+ 47

From equine pavilions to bear sanctuaries, cricket shelters to cat cafes, architects have in recent times been employed to create spaces that cater for the needs of animals of all sizes and – temperaments. Take a look at 20 examples below.

Kennels / Atelier GOM

© CreatAR Images
© CreatAR Images

Reconstruction Design of Wuhan Stray Animal Base Adoption Area / UAO Design

© Yilong Zhao
© Yilong Zhao

Hotel Equino / Gabarra Arquitectes

© Del Rio Bani
© Del Rio Bani

39186 Vacant Rooms / VAPAA Collective

© Javier Anton
© Javier Anton

The Cultural Courtyard - Elephant World / Bangkok Project Studio

© Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio

Educan School for Dogs, Humans and Other Species / Eeestudio + Lys Villalba

© José Hevia
© José Hevia

Elephant Museum Elephant World / Bangkok Project Studio

© Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio

Strasbourg Zoo's Pedagogical Farm and Visitor Center / FREAKS Architecture

© David Foessel
© David Foessel

Canine and Feline Hotel / Raulino Silva Arquitecto

© João Morgado
© João Morgado

Næra Hotel, Chicken Coop / Leeko Studio

© Yong Zhang
© Yong Zhang

Aviary and Stable Park El Encanto / DRAA

© Felipe Camus
© Felipe Camus

House of Chickens / SO? Architecture and Ideas

© Alí Taptik
© Alí Taptik

Sheepfold Bargerveen Barn / DAAD Architects

© Walter Frisart
© Walter Frisart

Cat Café TRYST / Parallect Design

© Qingling Zheng, Shijie Zhang
© Qingling Zheng, Shijie Zhang

Vietnam BEAR Sanctuary / COLE

© Elettra Melani
© Elettra Melani

Animal Shelter and Pet Crematorium Lommel / Collectief Noord

© Olmo Peeters
© Olmo Peeters

Equine Pavilion in Aulesti / ELE Arkitektura

© ELE Arkitektura
© ELE Arkitektura

Chicken House / Tropical Space

© Quang Dam
© Quang Dam

Jiyan Healing Garden / ZRS Architekten Ingenieure

© ZRS Architekten Ingenieure
© ZRS Architekten Ingenieure

Cricket Shelter - Modular Insect Farm / Terreform ONE

© Mitchell Joachim
© Mitchell Joachim

Note: Find more reference projects in this My ArchDaily folder created by the author.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on February 21, 2020, and updated on March 2, 2022.

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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "20 Times Architecture Sheltered Animals, Not Humans" 02 Mar 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/934196/12-times-architecture-sheltered-animals-not-humans> ISSN 0719-8884
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