The 2013 Architects for Animals: Giving Shelter event produced some very creative designs for outdoor cat housing. Take a look as some of these submissions from various NYC architectural design firms who participated in the daylong event held on January 10 at the Steelcase showroom in midtown Manhattan.
Keeping the needs of two user groups in mind — both the cats and the caretakers — each team created a unique shelter that will actually be used by feral cats living in New York City.
The event benefited the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and its NYC Feral Cat Initiative project. This year’s participating architectural firms included H3 Hardy Collaborative Architecture; Francis Cauffman Architects; M Moser Associates; Callison Barteluce; Stonehill & Taylor Architects, with a team of students from City College; Zimmerman Workshop; Kathryn Walton of The American Street Cat (TASC); and Pilot Projects Design Collective.
To see more photos of the event and the other designs, visit the New York City Feral Cat Initiative Facebook page.
Photos by Tamar Arslanian of I Have Cat; Shari Cartun; and Dana Edelson.