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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#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 1 month 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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#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 1 month 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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#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 1 month 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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