We are very pleased to welcome Amy Haigh to the Expanded Environment team. Over the next several weeks…
Tiny houses and great cathedrals, carbon-neutral skyscrapers and Airstream trailers: architecture is among the greatest of human crafts. Just imagine if the same ingenuity and vision were devoted to building homes for animals.
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The BioCity installation has continued to garner an exciting amount of press in the Houston local media. Check out the stories below for write ups about the show and then come check it out for yourself!
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*In July 2014 Animal Architecture was rebranded as The Expanded Environment. Some text and links through-out this site…
After more than 5 years of functioning as Animal Architecture we will be rebranding and reorganizing as a non-profit organization now to be named: The Expanded Environment. This change comes at a critical moment in the organization, within our collective thinking about the impact of Animal Architecture now and in the near future, and within the current climate crises around the globe.
On February 12th, 2014 Ned Dodington delivered a talk at Houston Community College on the burgeoning field of animal-inclusive design.
Ned Dodington, President Ned Dodington is a licensed architect and designer working to develop new practices for biologically…
In April of this year Animal Architecture was invited to participate in the annual International Architecture Festival at the Westchester Academy for International Studies in Houston.
What if humans weren't the central focus of architecture? What if the design process included the needs wildlife? Tyler Rudick delves into the world of Animal Architecture in this issue of CultureMap.
“Nobody is talking about the animals that exist around our cities,” said Ned Dodington, a Rice University architecture graduate who, with a fellow alumnus, Jon LaRocca, conceived the competition as the next progression in the sustainability trend.
Earlier this month our Editor in Chief was interviewed for his thoughts on design and how to Jury a Competition by the folks at DUDYE.com.
But what if humankind builds for other creatures on earth? How would animals like to live? What wall color does a capybara prefer, how much space does a brown bear need? From what height do chamois need a balustrade? Do penguins like concrete?
"..to me, this is not Animal Architecture. I feel they have taken a term that was already being used to describe other projects..." Visit Archinect to read the rest of the thread. Post a comment!
"I've had a twin obsession with biology and architecture for quite some time, probably more than a decade at this point. That interest has taken me to some extremes stylistically and theoretically with respect to my work but had never really felt fun or natural..."
Animal Architecture Founder and Editor Ned Dodington will be speaking at Houston's Pecha Kucha Vol. 3 event this Thursday (8/26/10) at Domy Books. If you're not familiar with Pecha Kucha it's a whirlwind of slides, ideas and creative talks and we're excited to be part of it.