Our furry friends are no strangers to curling up and finding comfort in the strangest of places. But we wonder what they will make of these modern cat houses designed by architects in the name of charity!
Architects for Animals enlisted the help of 12 different architectural firms to design eye-catching cat houses in the hope of raising awareness for the 3 million stray cats in Los Angeles.
A benefit was held earlier this month for the quirky cat shelters to be auctioned off with the proceeds going to spay and neuter organisation FixNation.
Each piece was designed with our feline friends in mind, ensuring there were plenty of hidey-holes, scratching posts and ledges to perch on.
The crowd favourite was a design called ‘Cat in a Fish Bowl’ by Abramson Teiger Architects.
Managing principal at Abramson Teiger Architects Douglas Teiger said, “I’ve always wanted to create a cathouse that really works.”
“Most are gigantic and impractical. For this project I was inspired by the symbol for yin-yang, which is made up of two fish, and represents the dichotomy between opposite energies and how they are connected and interdependent, just like a cat and a fish. I also wanted to make a piece that’s multifunctional and could be used as a side table.”
What do you think your cat would make of these breath-taking designs? Or would they just be content with a regular cardboard box? Let us know!