Architecture for Dogs at Japan House, Canine Design Exhibition London, Design Show
Architecture for Dogs at Japan House
14 July 2020
Architecture for Dogs
Location: Location: 101-111 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5SA, UK
• The internationally acclaimed Architecture for Dogs exhibition will launch at Japan House London on Saturday 19 September 2020
• Japan House London will be the first destination in Europe to exhibit Architecture for Dogs with a physical and virtual experience for guests
• The free exhibition features designs by world-class architects such as Ban Shigeru, Kuma Kengo, Sou Fujimoto and Itō Toyō, each capturing the quality of the relationship between dogs and their people.
• A number of exhibits will be available for dogs to interact with, including a roadshow of several designs under consideration.
• Architecture for Dogs allows guests to become architects themselves, encouraging the creation of new designs and offering downloadable blueprints for each of the exhibition’s works.
• The exhibition will run from 19 September 2020 for 18 weeks
Featuring a collection of architectural designs for dogs by world-class architects and designers, the internationally acclaimed Architecture for Dogs makes its European debut at Japan House London from 19 September with the addition of a brand new piece by an eminent UK architect (to be announced soon). Far from being just an exhibition, this open source network allows guests to become designers and makers themselves, with blueprints available for download and opportunities to design one’s own architecture for dogs. A series of virtual experiences is also on offer, including a 3D Tour, online talks and ‘live’ guided tours.
Japan House London today announces its brand new exhibition – Architecture for Dogs – opening Saturday 19 September 2020.
Featuring 16 different designs by world-class architects such as Ban Shigeru, Kuma Kengo and Sou Fujimoto, each capturing the quality of the relationship between dogs and their owners. A number of the exhibits will also be available for dogs to interact with, offering guests a fun way to explore the interaction between humans and their four legged friends through the specially designed architectural pieces.
‘Architecture for Dogs’, was devised by Hara Kenya, President of the Nippon Design Center and Japan House Chief Creative Advisor. It features the works of celebrated architects and designers including Ban Shigeru, Kuma Kengo, Itō Toyō, Sou Fujimoto, Atelier Bow-Wow and Ma Yang Song amongst others. Each of the works offers guests a light-hearted and insightful exploration into architecture and design that can be joyful for both dogs and their human companions.
The specially made architectural pieces are all designed with a different dog breed in mind, including the Beagle, Bichon Frise, Shiba Inu, French Bulldog and Poodle. Look out for further news of exciting opportunities for smaller dogs to interact with some of the pieces.
‘Architecture for Dogs’ was first launched at Design Miami in 2012 and has since received global recognition, touring in Japan, China and Brazil.
Since its reopening in July 2020, Japan House London has put new safety measures in place for the protection of all guests and staff.
All guests wishing to visit Japan House London are asked to pre-book their free visit through our online booking system. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 information page.
19 September 2020 – 24 January 2021
To be confirmed
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Location: 101-111 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5SA, UK
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