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Zaha Hadid Design, SPARK Architects and more exhibit kennel designs for BowWow Haus London
United Kingdom Architecture News - Apr 11, 2018 - 03:03 4807 views
BowWow Haus London, the public exhibition in aid of Blue Cross for Pets, has opened its exhibition dedicated to innovative kennel designs by Zaha Hadid Design, SPARK Architects, Chris Dyson Architects, PiM.studio, FT I Architects and more.
Blue Cross for Pets, a UK charity that re-homes and cares for more than 40,000 sick, injured and homeless pets each year, has opened a new public exhibition, featuring unique dog kennels designed and built by architects and artists from around the world and is a collaboration with national pet charity Blue Cross for Pets, as well as the US-based Outdoor Arts Foundation who support community-based creative engagement.
Zaha Hadid Design created a cocoon-like kennel - titled "Cloud"- elevated slightly above ground to protect dogs from cold floor surfaces, constructed in CNC milled plywood using digital design and fabrication, while other architects designing a lattice-like homes, classical wooden dog houses, or futuristic pet homes for the exhibition.
The kennels are exhibited around Central London and will remain on display through April 26th when they'll be auctioned off at a gala event at the Renaissance St. Pancras Hotel, raising money for the care of the many thousands of animals Blue Cross helps annually. Online bidding can now be made via The Saleroom. On-line bids will merge with the live auction on the 26th of April.
"Designed for the BowWow Haus exhibition, ‘Cloud’ continues our long-standing commitment to support those doing great work in our community," said Maha Kutay, director of Zaha Hadid Design.
Jay Goulde, Executive Director of the Outdoor Arts Foundation and founder of BowWow Haus London said: "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."
Scroll down to see other kennel designs by other architects and artists:
FT Architects with Bruce Oldfield. Image courtesy of BowWow Haus London
Barbara Irakoska. Image courtesy of BowWow Haus London
Serena de la Hey. Image courtesy of BowWow Haus London
"PET House" by SPARK Architects. Image courtesy of BowWow Haus London
Eileen Goldenberg. Image courtesy of BowWow Haus London
PiM.studio Architects. Image courtesy of BowWow Haus London
"Reservoir Dogs" by SPARK Architects. Image courtesy of BowWow Haus London
Studio Lisboeta. Image courtesy of BowWow Haus London
See all kennel designs from here.
Top image: “Cloud” dog kennel by Zaha Hadid Design. Image © Zaha Hadid Design