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Israel puts skeletons and taxidermy on display at Venice Architecture Biennale

June 22, 2021 Jane Englefield 0
Land. Milk. Honey

Israel has displayed ancient human bones and stuffed animals in mortuary-style stainless steel cabinets at the Venice Architecture Biennale to explore the impact of the country’s agricultural history. Called Land. Milk. Honey, the exhibition takes its name from the Promised Land, a biblical reference to Israel where it is described as “a land flowing with

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Raulino Silva Arquitecto designs a hotel for cats and dogs in Portugal

October 11, 2020 India Block 0

Canine and Feline Hotel is accommodation for animals in Parada, Portugal, built on an old vineyard by local studio Raulino Silva Arquitecto. Three light white-grey blocks, connected by external corridors, form the dog and cat hotel complex, which has been shortlisted for hospitality building of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020. Pets whose owners are

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Pink holiday home by KC Design Studio features dedicated cat room

April 13, 2020 India Block 0
Cats' Pink House by KC Design Studio

Cats’ Pink House is a holiday home in Taiwan that includes cat ladders, a rotating carousel-shaped climbing frame and a fluffy pink swing for the owner’s feline companions. KC Design Studio made everything pink, even the basketball hoop and court for the human occupants. The three-storey house by the sea is a place for the

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Hangzhou’s Nova Pets is a grooming parlour where owners can hang out with their animals

January 26, 2020 Ali Morris 0
Nova Pets grooming salon by Say Architects

Say Architects has completed a grooming salon for pets in Hangzhou, China, which includes a sunken cafe, playground and a paddling pool where four-legged visitors can dip their paws. Called Nova Pets, the 450 square-metre space provides a grooming service and areas for owners and their furry friends to socialise with others. Half of the

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Developer proposes turning London gas holder into Alligator park

January 22, 2020 India Block 0
Alligator park in a gas holder by Avanton

Developer Avanton has acquired a Grade II-listed Victorian gas holder in London and is exploring plans to turn it into a habitat for alligators as part of a housing development. Farrells, Maccreanor Lavington and Patel Taylor are three of the architecture studios that Avanton has worked with previously and are considering for a housing development

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Islyn Studio creates soothing atmosphere in Brooklyn’s Bond Vet clinic

December 18, 2019 Jenna McKnight 0
Bond Vet by Islyn Studio

Earthy colours and soft materials feature in this veterinary facility  by New York firm Islyn Studio, which is intended to ease the “stress and trauma often associated with vet’s offices”. Located in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighbourhood, the clinic marks the first of two offices for Bond Vet, which was started in 2019. The other office

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Competition: win a safari-filled two-night stay at Sabi Sabi in South Africa

October 24, 2019 Semi Han 0
Earth Lodge at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

In our latest competition, we’re inviting our readers the chance to win a two-night stay at Sabi Sabi private game reserve in South Africa. Located within an unfenced conservation area, guests at Sabi Sabi have the opportunity to spot the big five – lions, leopards, rhinoceroses, elephants and Cape buffalos – during guided safari tours

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Federico Babina merges animals with architecture for Planimals floor plans

May 7, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
Planimals by Federico Babina

An elephant, giraffe and crocodile are among the animals that Federico Babina has illustrated in these zoomorphic floor plans.  Named Planimals, they are the latest series of architectural illustrations completed by Italian architect and graphic designer Babina. Each drawing is intended to resemble “a huge, habitable sculpture” whilst merging the boundary between architecture and the natural world.

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Pets Playground apartment in Hong Kong is designed for couple, a parrot and a cat

March 23, 2019 Ali Morris 0
Pets Playground apartment in Hong Kong by Sim-Plex Design Studio

Sim-Plex Design Studio has created an apartment in Hong Kong for a couple that lives with their parrot, an elderly parent and her pet cat. Located in Yuen Long, Hong Kong, the 42-square-metre Pets Playground apartment belongs to a young couple, Ken and Teri, who own a parrot. The apartment is shared with Teri’s mother, who owns

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TAKA incorporates turtle tank into end wall of House in a Palm Garden

March 1, 2019 Alyn Griffiths 0
House in a Palm Garden by TAKA

A snapping turtle tank provides a view through to a palm tree garden in an extension to a former council house in Dublin, designed by architecture studio TAKA. Dublin-based TAKA, headed by architects Alice Casey and Cian Deegan, refurbished and extended the ex-council house in the suburb of Monkstown to create House in a Palm Garden. TAKA reconfigured the

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