architect-designed dog shelters include creations by zaha hadid, SPARK, and studio octopi

zaha hadid design, SPARK architects, and studio octopi are among the creative practices who have designed dog kennels as part of a new exhibition. the unique shelters are being displayed around central london and will remain on view until april 26, 2018. after five weeks of being enjoyed by the public, the kennels will be sold to the highest bidders as part of a charity auction that will raise money for relevant causes.

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SPARK architects | main image: studio octopi, bluet and creasy

the exhibition, which is titled ‘bowwow haus london,’ features unique dog kennels designed and built by architects and artists from around the world. the initiative is a collaboration with blue cross for pets, a UK charity that re-homes and cares for more than 40,000 sick, injured, and homeless pets each year, and the US-based outdoor arts foundation, who support community-based creative engagement.

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sue penrose mosaics

‘it’s been 15 years since the first bowwow haus in america and its magical to have architects and artists from all over the world coming together to exhibit their extraordinary pieces,’ says jay goulde, executive director of the outdoor arts foundation and founder of bowwow haus london. the kennels will be auctioned off at a gala event at the renaissance st. pancras hotel, raising money for the care of thousands of animals. online bidding can now be made via the saleroom. on-line bids will merge with the live auction on april 26, 2018.

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zaha hadid design

as part of the exhibition, zaha hadid design has created ‘cloud’ — a cocoon-like kennel elevated slightly above ground to protect dogs from cold floor surfaces, constructed in CNC milled plywood using digital design and fabrication. ‘designed for the bowwow haus exhibition, ‘cloud’ continues our long-standing commitment to support those doing great work in our community,’ says maha kutay, director of zaha hadid design. see more designs by the wide range of architects and creatives below.

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ivan djidjev

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hasan al-rashid, student at the architectural association

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serena de la hey

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ptolemy elrington

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studio lisboeta

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natalie guy

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tamara froud of mosaic art

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denizen works, cantifix, and arrant land

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bowwow haus london’s first kennels were revealed at london’s st pancras international

philip stevens I designboom

apr 10, 2018