A few weeks ago we brought the you the brilliant Dog House Sofa by Korean designer Seungji Mun and it seems that the appetite for all things ‘dog’ shows no sign of slowing down in the design world. Japanese graphic designer and curator Kenya Hara just has launched Architecture for Dogs – a project bringing together a star-studded line-up of talented designers and architects from Europe, America and Japan to create 13 breed-specific DIY ‘Barkitecture’ designs for dogs.
Now I’m not going to lie – some of these are slightly more on the ‘conceptual’ side (Chihuahua Cloud anyone?), however each design has been created with the breed’s build, temperament and health in mind and many of the creations focus on enhancing interaction between dog and owner. The ‘Wanmock’ designed by Torafu Architects for a Jack Russell Terrier uses a wooden frame resembling a human on all fours, over which a T-shirt (preferably the owner’s) is slipped to create a hammock for your pooch that smells of you. Hey presto!
The Architecture for Dogs concept which will debut at Design Miami next month is not only for design whizz’s. The project’s website which launches this Wednesday 15th November will provide detailed downloadable designs and video tutorials enabling owners to have a go at creating their own canine masterpiece……or at least try.