Barkitechture - Doghouses!

Let's have some fun today and view some dream houses.... for dogs!
You've never seen doghouses quite like these before! All those and many more clever designs were on show last weekend at Austin's Barkitecture, a fundraising showcase and auction of doghouses created by mostly Austin-based architects, designers and builders.

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Hound Hacinena: Please note the front porch complete with inspired lantern and plantings on the side of the structure. Can you believe this is a doghouse? I almost can't. The sloped roof promotes water drainage while the little gutter collects water.

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Cube House: I particularly like the Zen roof garden and the high-contrast materials

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Charming Cottage: shutters on either side of the house open to promote cross breezes on warm days and close up for cooler winter temperatures.

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The Jetwood: Roof provides shade and protection from rain.

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Greenest Design:  Its waterfall and sunlight-mitigating louvers cool off toasty pups in summer and maximize warmth in winter.

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Ruff Quarters: Incorporates technology with function, sculptural dimension and striped rug and pop art

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 Wine Barrel Bungalow is the very definition of upcycling, the process of converting materials or products headed for the trash into something new and useful.

I would certainly use the last one (barrel edition) in my own balcony for my little doggy!
Hope you have enjoyed!


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