Cat Homes for Charity
The AA team entered our “Cat Bowl” design for the cat house competition at this year’s Architects for Animals “Giving Shelter” event, held at the Herman Miller LA Showroom. We competed against a dozen of Los Angeles’s top design firms and won the highest honor of BEST DESIGN. All entries are auctioned off to benefit FixNation, a non-profit organization that provides resources for homeless cats. This is our second year taking part in this charitable event and we are thrilled to have contributed to such a virtuous cause.
Taking reference from a fish bowl, our "Cat Bowl" design was inspired by the Chinese yin-yang symbol. The fish make up the form while the cat rests inside, and the layers of the structure are spaced apart to allow the cat easy viewing to the outside while remaining safely hidden within. The multiple points of access and platforms allow the cat to use the house in a variety of ways. By letting the cat becomes the fish, we are giving the cat the freedom to see the world while safely being shielded from it.