Architecture for Animals is a short and contemporary snap-shot of mostly European animal shelters. Barns, sheds, coops, ranch-houses and stables, even a fishery, are assembled and exhibited for their architectural distinction and unique programmatic and design challenges (i.e. designing for an non-human subject).
On September 4th, 2014 Ned Dodington delivered the inaugural lecture at the University of Northern Iowa's School of art to a filled auditorium of students, faculty and guests. A recording of the lecture, in full, can be viewed at the link below.
Nature’s Toolbox is a broadly themed show organized around the power of art and artists to instigate positive global environmental corrections, stimulating biodiversity, increasing public awareness and hopefully reducing the more harmful actions of humans on our home.
Patrick Dougherty brings his bent-twig sculptures to Houston's Hermann Park. For the next few years local Houstonians and visitors will have the opportunity to walk in and among one of Patrick's flowing, windswept, twiggy bent-branch works of art. We had the chance to walk through last weekend.
A large part of the work on animal architecture is understanding, mapping and visualizing patterns of movement in ourselves and our non-human clients or design-partners. Over the years we have encountered several resources for visualizing animal movement and a few of our favorite (and most useful) ones are listed below.
The good works of Animal Architecture has recently been recognized by the kind folks at DesignGood. DesignGood is an online community that shares the stories of the people, products and organizations making an impact around the globe through creativity and contribution.
Dog-houses and bird-houses have always made me somewhat uneasy. They are strange products and additionally strange terms. What does "house" mean to a bird or a dog? Moreover, what business do we have building homes for another species?
The burgeoning field of Animal Studies is among the the primary sources that have inspired and shaped Animal Architecture. In fact we can go as far as to say that without the theoretical framework laid for us by thinkers in the field (in our case primarily lead by Cary Wolfe and Christopher Hight at Rice University) Animal Architecture would look very different, or not exist at all.
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.
Bracket is a new book series that highlights emerging critical issues at the juncture of architecture,environment, and digital culture. Conceived as an almanac, the series looks at emerging themesthat are shaping the built environment in radically signifi cant, yet often unexpected ways.
As we were doing a little background research for the Critical Ecologies Colloquium at Harvard GSD we discovered…
Temple Grandin, renowned animal behaviorist and designer of livestock processing facilities, will be holding a book signing in…
Every now and again we come across a book that is doubly refreshing and insightful. Unlike the host…