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.


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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.

"This year‘s cat shelters were extraordinary creative, and the designers put a great deal of time and thought into how cats would actually interact with the shelters," said FixNation Co-Founder and Executive Director Karn Mayers. "They are truly works of art with a practical application." Scroll down to see them for yourself!

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

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

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Raquel Bacardi 10 months ago

I think most cats would love this!

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#2 Knowhow Shop’s Fictional Cat Exploration Program With Lunar Cat Lander

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

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Laila Najm 10 months ago

Look, its so "new age" he is doing yoga!

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

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

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Mia Rennie 10 months ago

the cats like 'why hello there'

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

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

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CCosine 10 months ago

CAThedral

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

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

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Taryn Wallace 10 months ago

How would this protect a homeless cat from the elements? Or maybe I'm missing the whole point. Are these supposed to be for homeless cats or are they just being auctioned to raise money for homeless cats?

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#6 HOK’s Seven-Chamber Shelter Constructed With Faux Wood Tubes With Soft-Felt Lining

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

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Last2Know 10 months ago

The holes make me think of Reese's peanut butter cups

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

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

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Mia Rennie 10 months ago

do they make this human sized? looks so fun to play in

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

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

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Taryn Wallace 10 months ago

This is actually my favorite one...I would make everything multi colored and add some carpet to scratch but that's it

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

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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Habasi Sugar-Lips 10 months ago

I dunno really... my cat would take that thing as an another branch of his litter box.

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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

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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KK 10 months ago

Okay let's face it - those are just cool art objects with cats on them. Cats could use EVERYTHING as playground/seat/claw sharpener.

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