pote contours a wooden fishbone house for animals pote contours a wooden fishbone house for animals
jun 12, 2014

pote contours a wooden fishbone house for animals

pote contours a wooden fishbone house for animals
all images courtesy of pote

 

 

 

sympathy for stray cats and dogs has led pote, a korean design studio, to create ‘fishbone house,’ a clean and simple dwelling for animals. the aesthetic came to mind after seeing the skeletal form of a fish in a market. along these lines, the architecture features an array of parallel contours constructed out of birch timber. on the top and bottom, a spine perpendicularly fortifies the structure using lap joints and woodworking bond, taking away the need for screws or any other type of connection. an opening on the end opposite the fin allows animals to come and go as they please. the minimal amount of material allows the house to let in cool breezes during the summer and a sufficient amount of sunlight in the winter.

pote fishbone house animals
the construct in the context of a living room

pote fishbone house animals
due to the lightweight construction, the fishbone house is easy to assemble and move

pote fishbone house animals
lap joints are used to maintain the structure


exterior view of the house with a dog enjoying the plush red mattress that lines the bottom

pote fishbone house animals
interior detail of the parallel contours with the spine running perpendicular to each layer


conceptual sketches of the fishbone house

pote fishbone house animals
instead of using screws, woodworking bond holds the contours together

 

 

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