Pinterest Picks: Modernist Pet Architecture

Kelly Chan Kelly Chan

In case you haven’t heard, Architizer has joined the social media migration and made its way onto Pinterest! We’ve filled our boards with everything from our favorite buildings to our favorite burgers. For those of you unfamiliar with our budding Pinterest presence, here’s a taste of what we have to offer: a round-up of our top 5 ‘pet architecture’ pins for your modern dog, cat or bird.

This Bauhaus-inspired doghouse was re-pinned from Freshome, and it offers a tasteful living space for man’s best friend that even Walter Gropius would approve of. Made of varnished wood and break-proof glass, this modernist canine retreat, like its human counterparts, costs a pretty penny (1900 euros to be exact), so only the Farnsworths of fidos should expect to shack up in one of these.

We wrote about these modernist litterbox cabinets earlier in February, but we still haven’t gotten enough out of that photo (above). These dignified plywood cat perches from Seattle-based Modernist Cat can outfit your cat’s least lovable tagalong—its litterbox—in mid-century modern fashion.

For those of you who consider the animals that set foot on your private property to be your pets, here’s a wonderful addition to your backyard: Tweety Tower, a “high-rise for the modern bird” that accommodated birds of varying sizes. With this untreated pine plywood tower, you can become a hospitable host for many a feathered friend.

As more hens are shacking up in our cities, it’s time to rethink the modern chicken coop. Portland-based architecture firm Wright Design Office has crafted a modern coop made of recycled cedar and glass roof panels that will be the envy of all who pursue urban husbandry. Show your chickens you appreciate their contributions to your breakfast by putting a sophisticated roof over their heads.

Last, but definitely not least, we have the one, the only, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed doghouse. With a design dating back to 1956, this doghouse accompanied Wright’s Robert Berger House in San Anselmo, California, providing an aesthetically congruous dwelling for the then 4-year old black Labrador Eddie. Even a pooch can enjoy Wright’s Prairie Style.


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