architects create cat shelters for feline-focused event in los angeles
architects create cat shelters for feline-focused event in los angeles architects create cat shelters for feline-focused event in los angeles
sep 16, 2014
architects create cat shelters for feline-focused event in los angeles


architects create cat shelters for feline-focused event in los angeles
(above) lehrer architects’ design stacks a chaotic arrangement of metal angles for climbing and resting
photo by grey crawford
all images courtesy of architects for animals

 

 

 

for display at a one night feline-focused benefit in los angeles, 14 different architecture offices were commissioned to each design a cat shelter, resulting in an exhibition of idiosyncratic spectacles for habitation and play. the event, titled ‘giving shelter’ and held on september 10, 2014, was put on by the national organization architects for animals in support of the LA-based fixnation, a non-profit dedicated to humane trap-neuter-return practices for homeless and stray feline communities.

 

involved studios include: lehrer architects, HOK, perkins and will, abramson teiger architects, d3architecture, DSH // architecture, formation association + edgar arceneaux, NAC architecture, pfeiffer partners architects, RNL, RTKL, space international, standard architecture, and wolcott architecture interiors.

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architecture and design office ‘standard’ have conceived a concrete rectangular shell with a wooden door
photo by grey crawford

 

 

 

co-founder and executive director of fixnation, karn myers, describes her appreciation for the event:

 

‘the architectural community in los angeles is outstanding. we are so grateful to the participating design firms who are generously devoting their talent, creativity, and compassion in support of fixnation. because of fixnation’s programs and the dedication of hundreds of volunteers across the city and county, many cats are able to live healthier, happier lives.’

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the opposite side provides a small protruding portal
photo by grey crawford

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HOK’s shelter references the distinctive ‘vitrahaus’ with stacked house-like forms
photo by grey crawford

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NAC architecture’s scheme clads three tubes in colorful panels
photo by grey crawford

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formation association + edgar arceneaux contributed a wooden bench of waving form
photo by grey crawford

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its construction allows for passage through its interior by cats
photo by grey crawford

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the perkins and will-designed piece is shaped by triangulated panels
photo by grey crawford

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DSH architecture composes metal hoops infilled with blue thread for its shelter
photo by grey crawford

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the cat protects its new home, designed by abramson teiger architects
photo by grey crawford

 

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