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Top architects in the dog house for charity event

Top architects in the dog hous...
The DW Kennel was designed by Denizen works, Cantifix and Arrant Land. It holds 2,000 tennis balls to ensure the dog never runs out of balls to play with
The DW Kennel was designed by Denizen works, Cantifix and Arrant Land. It holds 2,000 tennis balls to ensure the dog never runs out of balls to play with
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Condy Lofthouse Architects teamed up with broadcaster Anne Robinson to create this doghouse called The Hideaway, which has food bowls affixed to its exterior
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Condy Lofthouse Architects teamed up with broadcaster Anne Robinson to create this doghouse called The Hideaway, which has food bowls affixed to its exterior
The DW Kennel was designed by Denizen works, Cantifix and Arrant Land. It holds 2,000 tennis balls to ensure the dog never runs out of balls to play with
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The DW Kennel was designed by Denizen works, Cantifix and Arrant Land. It holds 2,000 tennis balls to ensure the dog never runs out of balls to play with
Spring Blossom was designed by Bournemouth's Natalie Guy. It's made from plywood and has 540 iridescent glass flowers attached 
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Spring Blossom was designed by Bournemouth's Natalie Guy. It's made from plywood and has 540 iridescent glass flowers attached 
Most humans don't get the chance to live in a Zaha Hadid-branded home, but it's a dog's life eh? Cloud, by Zaha Hadid Design was constructed from plywood using digital design and fabrication techniques
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Most humans don't get the chance to live in a Zaha Hadid-branded home, but it's a dog's life eh? Cloud, by Zaha Hadid Design was constructed from plywood using digital design and fabrication techniques
FT Architects, along with British fashion designer Bruce Oldfield, designed the Egg. It took 100 hours to design and build, and boasts a red velvet padded interior
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FT Architects, along with British fashion designer Bruce Oldfield, designed the Egg. It took 100 hours to design and build, and boasts a red velvet padded interior
Green Nest was designed by Green Tea Architects and British celebrity Ben Fogle, with joinery by Shape London. It's intended for a small dog, with open light spaces as well as enclosed darker spaces and an open space for storing dog toys and treats
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Green Nest was designed by Green Tea Architects and British celebrity Ben Fogle, with joinery by Shape London. It's intended for a small dog, with open light spaces as well as enclosed darker spaces and an open space for storing dog toys and treats
Studio Octopi designed this floating kennel in collaboration with British Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Rebecca Adlington. Appropriately named the Amphibious Dog House, it was inspired by Miami lifeguard stations and Adlington's Olympic successes
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Studio Octopi designed this floating kennel in collaboration with British Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Rebecca Adlington. Appropriately named the Amphibious Dog House, it was inspired by Miami lifeguard stations and Adlington's Olympic successes
The Dog Pod was designed by TLA Studio. It's made from 12 pieces of bendable plywood and has a colorful interior with a rope base. Its design allows the whole thing to be folded flat
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The Dog Pod was designed by TLA Studio. It's made from 12 pieces of bendable plywood and has a colorful interior with a rope base. Its design allows the whole thing to be folded flat

Remember those architect-designed cat shelters? Well, man's best friend is finally getting some fancy digs too, courtesy of well-known firms like Zaha Hadid Design and Studio Octopi. The dog shelters will be sold at auction to raise money for Britain's Blue Cross animal charity.

In all, the BowWow Haus London project involves 44 kennels by designers and architects, as well as British celebrities like Ben Fogle, Anne Robinson, and Russell Watson. As usual with these kinds of things, it's a fun exercise and enables firms to show off their design chops for a good cause.

Most humans aren't lucky enough to live in a Zaha Hadid-branded home, but it's a dog's life eh? Cloud, by Zaha Hadid Design, is elevated to protect canine paws from cold floor surfaces. It was constructed from plywood using digital design and fabrication techniques.

Most humans don't get the chance to live in a Zaha Hadid-branded home, but it's a dog's life eh? Cloud, by Zaha Hadid Design was constructed from plywood using digital design and fabrication techniques
Most humans don't get the chance to live in a Zaha Hadid-branded home, but it's a dog's life eh? Cloud, by Zaha Hadid Design was constructed from plywood using digital design and fabrication techniques

Studio Octopi designed the appropriately-named Amphibious Dog House in collaboration with British Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Rebecca Adlington. This one seems best suited to adventurous pooches and was inspired by both Miami lifeguard stations and Adlington's Olympic successes. It includes an integrated diving board, flagpole and a covered area. And it was actually test floated in the River Thames, London.

Studio Octopi designed this floating kennel in collaboration with British Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Rebecca Adlington. Appropriately named the Amphibious Dog House, it was inspired by Miami lifeguard stations and Adlington's Olympic successes
Studio Octopi designed this floating kennel in collaboration with British Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Rebecca Adlington. Appropriately named the Amphibious Dog House, it was inspired by Miami lifeguard stations and Adlington's Olympic successes

FT Architects teamed up with British fashion designer Bruce Oldfield to create the Egg, which is definitely aimed toward pampered pups. It took around 100 hours to design and build, and boasts a red velvet padded interior. Its exterior was made from an egg mold left over from an Easter promotion, which was then sprayed with a chrome finish.

FT Architects, along with British fashion designer Bruce Oldfield, designed the Egg. It took 100 hours to design and build, and boasts a red velvet padded interior
FT Architects, along with British fashion designer Bruce Oldfield, designed the Egg. It took 100 hours to design and build, and boasts a red velvet padded interior

The BowWow Haus London installation and auction was created in partnership with US-based Outdoor Arts Foundation, which hosted a similar event back in 2004 in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Visitors to St Pancras International and Stratford International train stations in the UK can see some of the designs in person. Photos of all kennel designs are not yet available, but you can see a small selection in the gallery before heading to the source link below to check out the auction, which runs until April 26.

Source: BowWow Haus London

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