Architects Create Amazing Homes For Cats To Raise Money In Order To Help Homeless Cats

An awareness raising initiative, “Architects for animals,” recently invited architectural and design companies, as well as individual designers and architects of Los Angeles, California, to participate in an initiative of helping homeless cats of the city. The task was to design and build functional and modern outdoor dwellings for our little feline friends, which were then sold at the event to raise funds for the non-profit organization FixNation, trying to save as many kittens as possible.

Creativity here was limitless – from the cathedral-evoking perch with faux stained glass windows, including a humorous fish-shaped shelter and biomorphic trellis-pouf made from recycled plastic, Spanish moss and Korean grass, to a groovy spiral shelter assembled from a kit of interchangeable parts. Scroll down to see them for yourself!

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1. HOK’s Seven-Chamber Shelter Constructed With Faux Wood Tubes With Soft-Felt Lining

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2. d3architecture’s Upcycled-HVAC Equipment Shelter, A Quirky Take On Feral Cats Living In Urban Alleys

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3. CallisonRTKL’s Cathedral-Evoking Perch With Faux Stained-Glass Windows And A Scaled-Down Disco Ball

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4. Abramson Teiger Architects’ “Ball Of Twine,” A Rigid Sphere Constructed With The String Material

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5. Standard Architecture | Design’s “Catosphere,” A Concrete And Reclaimed Teak Pod

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6. Perkins+Will’s “UnFURled,” A Spiral Shelter Assembled From A Kit Of Interchangeable Parts

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7. Knowhow Shop’s Fictional Cat Exploration Program With Lunar Cat Lander

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8. Formation Association, Terremoto Landscape, And Arktura’s Collaborative Project “Flora-Gato,” A Biomorphic Trellis-Pouf Of Recycled, Fiberized Plastic, Spanish Moss, And Korean Grass

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9. Stantec’s Red-Thread And Slatted Plywood Structure

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10. Abramson Teiger Architects’ “White Jack,” Which References The Traditional Game Of Jacks With A Tubular Structure That Cats Can Crawl Through

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11. ES-EN-EM’s “Meow Miaow,” A Flat Plywood Composition That Folds Into An Origami-Inspired Piece Of Furniture

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12. Kollin Altomare Architects’ “Cat’s Win! Cat’s Win!” Is A Multifunctional Piece That Provides “Exercise” And Scratching Surfaces

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13. HKS’s “CAnT WE ALL GET ALONG,” A Humorous Composition Of A Fish-Shaped Shelter With Birdhouses Above

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