Architecture for Dogs, invented by architects and designers, is an extremely sincere collection of architecture and a new medium, which make dogs and their people happy. Dogs are people’s partners, living right beside them, but they are also animals that humans, through crossbreeding, have created in multitudes of breeds. Reexamining these close partners with fresh eyes may be a chance to reexamine both human beings themselves and the natural environment.
The combination of architect and dog is arbitrary, so holds no particular meaning. However, Toyo Ito and Hiroshi Naito created structures for dogs they own or used to own. As for the dogs, we have chosen breeds popular in the US, the venue of the first exhibition slated to be held this year. Because we focused on the indoor relationship between people and dogs, most of the dogs are comparatively small. If we get the chance, we’d like to make large dogs the subject next time.