Los Angeles architects design quirky cat shelters for charity

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The California Cat Cube, by Standard Architecture, features reclaimed wooden louvers(Credit: Meghan bob Photography)

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A dozen Los-Angeles-based architecture firms have turned their design expertise toward creating quirky shelters for homeless cats. The Architects for Animals Giving Shelter event was conceived to raise funds for FixNation: a Los Angeles charity that spays and neuters homeless cats to reduce cat populations humanely.

The project, which we last covered in 2014, included Gizmag regulars HOK and Perkins + Will – temporarily renamed Purrrkins + Will – and also featured over 24 cat bowls decorated by feline-loving celebs, including Clint Eastwood and William Shatner. The bowls and select shelters are being sold to raise money.

The Cat-à-Tête shelter takes the form of an S-shaped seat allowing face-to-face feline conversation.

The Lunar Cat Lander readies its occupant for space travel, smoothing the way for the inevitable cat takeover of the galaxy.

During a sold-out event at the Herman Miller Showroom in Culver City on March 10th, the Cat Bowl shelter, by Abramson Teiger Architects was declared the fan favorite. The green-roofed wooden shelter offers several small holes for a cunning moggie to peer out and swipe passersby.

Check out the gallery to see each of the projects.

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