Cat folks know their precious furball deserves the very best, but feral kitties are often left to fend for themselves. So FixNation, a non-profit dedicated to spaying and neutering street felines, commissioned a group of LA-based architects to design custom outdoor accommodations for an event raising awareness -- and cash -- for their cause.
The results are predictably awww-worthy; of course, it doesn't hurt that the shots were staged with cute cats exploring the digs. But they're also noteworthy in the scope of the constructions themselves -- none of them look even close to similar -- as well as how the variety of materials -- wood, faux-grass, bits of carpeting, shingled tubes and metal hoops and concrete boxes -- all came together in these wildly different forms.
Architects seem to enjoy taking on these kinds of mini side projects, like the adorable Architecture for Dogs a few years back (seriously, you're going to want to click that link…) and A Doll's House, which both saw big names going way small. I'd like to see them take on birdcages next.
These cat homes made their big debut at an event last week; rather than being auctioned off to the highest bidder, however, they will be donated back to FixNation facilities which offer free trap-neuter-return services for wayward pussies (which could probably use a little love).
What's your fave of the bunch? [ Gizmag]
By Formation Association and Edgar Arceneaux
By Lehrer Architects
By Wolcott Architecture | Interiors
By Abramson Tieger Architects
By 3d3 Studio
By DSH architecture
By NAC Architecture
By Pfeiffer Partners Architects
By Standard Architecture | Design