Exploring a different kind of architecture, Kenya Hara’s “Architecture for Dogs” project creatively alters the way people interact with their pets.
Creative director of MUJI, Kenya Hara has curated a series of 13 downloadable architectural structures for dogs. Each structure has been carefully thought out by a selection of designers including Shigeru Ban, Atelier Bow-Wow, Toyo Ito and Kengo Kuma to ensure a celebration of raw materials such as wood and cardboard. Each designer’s template is designed and tailored for a specific breed of dog and reveals a unique aspect of each.
From a mirror for a poodle to a maze for a papillon, each creation aims to establish a healthier connection between people and their pets, while simultaneously highlighting the benefits of a “do it yourself” project.
The Architecture for Dogs website introduces an interactive element through encouraging people to upload images of structures they have built, as well as add additional improvements done to structures over time.
The “Architecture for Dogs” project was exhibited at Design Miami 2012 recently.