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FixNation : Architects for Animals « Giving Shelter »

For the past seven years, and as part of the Architects for Animals - Giving Shelter event, the American association FixNation, which helps abandoned cats, has been calling on architects to design a unique refuge for felines, then auctioned for the benefit of the organization. A project cha (t) rmant sensitizing with originality to the cause.

With between one and three million homeless hairballs, the city of Los Angeles (USA) can count on the creativity of Karn Myers and her late husband Mark Dodge who created in 2010, the event Architects for Animals - Giving Shelter. For this edition, thirteen local architects designated by FixNation were given the mission to draw and build a functional outdoor housing for our animal friends.

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"This year's cat shelters have been extraordinarily creative and designers have spent a lot of time and thinking about how animals interact with their environment. " Karn Myers, co-founder of Executive Director of FixNation

More than simple cat trees, here are sculptures, useful works of art, presented by designers. Thus, the Abramson Teiger Architects agency imagines Ball of Twine, a big ball of string with a circular opening inciting the toms to settle while playing with the rest of rope hanging. More peculiarly, CallisonRTKL invents a "cathedral for feline" with a pyramidal structure including colored stained glass windows and the ultimate kitsch, a miniature mirror ball. A place to miauler until the end of the night! Standard Architecture, meanwhile, is developing a raised concrete vessel on four brass feet, divided by removable louvers made of recycled wood with a refined aesthetic.

Eclectic achievements to be urgently needed to pamper our companions while allowing those who do not have the chance to be warm to be pampered in their turn.

At your signs, auctions are launched here !

To learn more, visit the FixNation site

Photographs: Meghan Bob Photography

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