Architects Designed These Intricate Cat Shelters Because Cats

By Jordan Kushins on at

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'll 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]


Architects Designed These Intricate Cat Shelters Because Cats

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Architects Designed These Intricate Cat Shelters Because Cats

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