Creativity here was limitless – from the cathedral-evoking perch with faux stained glass windows, including a humorous fish-shaped shelter and biomorphic trellis-pouf made from recycled plastic, Spanish moss and Korean grass, to a groovy spiral shelter assembled from a kit of interchangeable parts.
"This year‘s cat shelters were extraordinary creative, and the designers put a great deal of time and thought into how cats would actually interact with the shelters," said FixNation Co-Founder and Executive Director Karn Mayers. "They are truly works of art with a practical application." Scroll down to see them for yourself!
1. Abramson Teiger Architects’ “Ball Of Twine,” A Rigid Sphere Constructed With The String Material
2. Knowhow Shop’s Fictional Cat Exploration Program With Lunar Cat Lander
4. Perkins+Will’s “UnFURled,” A Spiral Shelter Assembled From A Kit Of Interchangeable Parts
5. HOK’s Seven-Chamber Shelter Constructed With Faux Wood Tubes With Soft-Felt Lining
6. CallisonRTKL’s Cathedral-Evoking Perch With Faux Stained-Glass Windows And A Scaled-Down Disco Ball
7. Formation Association, Terremoto Landscape, And Arktura’s Collaborative Project “Flora-Gato,” A Biomorphic Trellis-Pouf Of Recycled, Fiberized Plastic, Spanish Moss, And Korean Grass
8. d3architecture’s Upcycled-HVAC Equipment Shelter, A Quirky Take On Feral Cats Living In Urban Alleys
9. Stantec’s Red-Thread And Slatted Plywood Structure
10. Abramson Teiger Architects’ “White Jack,” Which References The Traditional Game Of Jacks With A Tubular Structure That Cats Can Crawl Through
11. HKS’s “CAnT WE ALL GET ALONG,” A Humorous Composition Of A Fish-Shaped Shelter With Birdhouses Above
12. ES-EN-EM’s “Meow Miaow,” A Flat Plywood Composition That Folds Into An Origami-Inspired Piece Of Furniture
13. Kollin Altomare Architects’ “Cat’s Win! Cat’s Win!” Is A Multifunctional Piece That Provides “Exercise” And Scratching Surfaces