Japan House São Paulo, Brazil
until 7 April
The project Architecture for Dogs has been presented for the first time in Brazil in an exhibition at Japan House São Paulo, curated by the Japanese designer Kenya Hara and organized by the North American Imprint Venture Lab.
For the occasion, the Brazilian firm FGMF Arquitetos, the first Latin American studio to take part in the unusual project, has created The Cocoon, a doghouse specifically for Yorkshire Terriers.
The Architecture for Dogs collection includes many doghouses, irreverent, playful and conceptual works developed for different types of canines by international architects and designers like Shigeru Ban, MVRDV, Konstantin Grcic, Toyo Ito. FGMF Arquitetos has done the architectural design for Japan House with the architect Kengo Kuma.
More than just doghouses, the show sheds light on interesting research in projects on an intermediate scale involving both space (architecture) and furnishings (design).