The Pup Tent

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The Pup Tent

DAA were invited to participate in the BarkHaus competition to design an architectural dog house for charity and with our dog Shadow such an integral part of the office how could we refuse?
12 architects were asked to compete and the top 3 in a public vote (we came 3rd) were then given the extremely short time frame of 3 weeks to build their design, to then be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
All proceeds raised went to Pet Refuge, an amazing charity who rescue pets from domestic violence situations allowing their humans to escape knowing their pets have a safe haven to go to.
From our perspective it was a really fun project for the team to get involved in and it was a great collaborative effort.
The 3 finalists were marketed by Ray White agents as if they were human houses and auctioned off to the highest bidder!
We were convinced the design should be both attractive as well as functional and chose to construct the Pup Tent from aluminium and plywood and lined with Autex acoustic panel.
The pared back and simple form is also highly practical allowing for good quality air flow and easy to access for cleaning. Scaled up or down this is not only a cosy space for a dog but doubles as a unique design piece for the home.

  • Location - Grey Lynn, Auckland
  • Project type - New House
  • Year - 2019