Earlier this month, several Los Angeles-area architecture firms participated in the Architects for Animals fundraiser benefitting one of our favorite organizations, FixNation. Each architecture firm was tasked with building a creative and functional structure for outdoor cats, and the results are pretty stunning! Feast your eyes on these one-of-a-kind cat houses.
Above: NAC Architecture created this awesome cat tube hideaway using old samples from their materials library, which would usually be thrown away.
HOK designed a modular structure using minimal materials and off-the-shelf products; This colorful structure from Wolcott Architecture Interiors was inspired by the work or artist and architect Rodney La Tourelle.
This lovely wood structure provides a hideaway and a lookout area. Designed by Abramson Teiger Architects.
“The Cat Cube” is a concrete and reclaimed wood structure with multiple entrances, designed by Standard Architecture Design.
This lovely geometric structure is by Perkins + Will; Lehrer Architects’ “ConCATenate” includes many levels for cats to climb and rest.
This beautiful slatted wood structure from RNL incorporates multi-level platforms covered in astroturf.
“The Cat Chalet” by Space Intl provides a cozy shelter for a cat below and a seating area for humans above.
D3 Architecture repurposed some wooden pallets to make this colorful multi-level structure; A cradle of rayon webbing is suspended between large aluminum hoops. From DSH Architecture. (Interesting concept, but I’d be worried about safety with this one. It makes a nice piece of sculpture, but maybe not so cat-friendly.)
Formation Association/Edgar Arceneaux created a shelter that doubles as a bench with passageways below.