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Weird but awesome architecture for dogs, curated by Kenya Hara

An international roster of world-class architects and designers have created blueprints for Kenya Hara’s Architecture for Dogs website. The weird and wacky designs will be unveiled at a special exhibition at Design Miami on December, 5, 2012.

Architects and designers including Shigeru Ban, MVRDV, Toyo Ito, Konstantin Grcic, Kazuyo Sejima, Kengo Kuma have designed a series of downloadable architectural structures that are just for dogs.

Curated by Kenya Hara, creative director of MUJI, Architecture for Dogs is on open-source network where dog owners can download thirteen different blueprints for free, of each structure in the collection, each designed for a different breed of dog.

As more and more users begin to interact with the project by making their own versions of each design and uploading them onto the Architecture for Dogs website, visiting the exhibition in Miami, or sharing their involvement with the project via social media channels, the project will grow and evolve as it heads towards a final exhibition at Tokyo’s Toto Galleryin October 2013.

In spring of 2013, flat-packed versions of each design in the collection will be introduced, allowing visitors to the site or retail outlets around the globe the opportunity to purchase ready-to-assemble versions of each design.

Designer: Kenya Hara | Title: D-Tunnel | Breed: Teacup Poodle (below)

Designer: Atelier Bow-Wow | Title: Architecture for Long-bodied-short-legged Dog| Breed: Dachshund

Designer: Shigeru Ban | Title: Papier Papillon | Breed: Papillon

Designer: Sou Fujimoto | Title: No Dog, No Life!  | Breed: Boston Terrier

Designer: Konstantin Grcic |Title: Paramount | Breed: Toy Poodle

Designer: Hara Design Institute, Haruka Misawa| Title: Pointed-T | Breed: Japanese Terrier

Designer: Kengo Kuma | Title: Mount Pug| Breed: Pug

Designer: MVRDV | Title: Beagle House Interactive Dog House | Breed: Beagle

Designer: Hiroshi Naito | Title: Dog Cooler  | Breed:  Spitz

Designer: Reiser+Umemoto | Title: Chihuahua Cloud  | Breed: Chihuahua

Designer: Kazuyo Sejima | Title: Architecture for the Bichon Frise  | Breed: Bichon Frise

Designer: Torafu Architects | Title: Wanmock | Breed: Jack Russell Terrier

Designer: Toyo Ito | Title: Mobile Home for Shiba | Breed: Shiba

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Assif is a freelance British journalist who spends his time between Leeds, Manchester and London. A BBC alumnus, Assif holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please.

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December 1, 2012 | Furniture | View comments

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