Foster + Partners give a lesson in ‘barkitecture’

Foster + Partners designed a kennel with a unique geodesic shell structure for Goodwoof’s Barkitecture competition at Goodwood in West Sussex, UK. Presented by Mastercard UK, the Barkitecture competition has seen architects from around the world compete for the ‘Single Kennel Design Award’ for a single or double occupancy kennel.

Foster + Partners’ entry into the competition, Dome-Home is a celebration of craftsmanship and fine carpentry. Handcrafted by England’s leading furniture maker Benchmark using engineered cherry wood, the kennel reinvents canine luxury.

The kennel features a bowl-shaped interior with a flexible removable padded fabric liner that is closely aligned with the geometry of the geodesic shell, creating a comfortable and convenient space for the dog.

Norman Foster, Founder and Executive Chairman of Foster + Partners, said: “We are delighted to be participating in this year’s Goodwoof. The Dome-Home features a geodesic shell structure – it’s like architecture in miniature.

Designed by true dog lovers, Goodwoof – presented by MARS Petcare – was held recently on the grounds of Goodwood House with the event offering a fantastic range of activities to keep dogs and their human companions entertained.

The Barkitecture competition presented by MasterCard invited architects and designers to design a unique kennel. The shortlisted kennels were auctioned off by Bonhams to raise a total of £30,150 for Goodwoof’s charity partner, Dogs Trust.

Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects have won the Barkitecture competition for their project, Bonehenge.

Image credits: Aaron Hargreaves/ Foster + Partners

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