Archinect - News 2017-08-20T06:05:54-04:00 ‘Meowtropolis’: In ‘Kedi,’ A City of Cats Reveals Secrets of Urban Development Orhan Ayyüce 2017-02-28T17:32:00-05:00 >2017-02-28T17:32:08-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Everyone in the neighborhood has a favorite cat&mdash;they give them names, personalities, entire narratives.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>The story follows the saga of seven stray street cats in the city of Istanbul: Siri (the Hustler), Psikopat (the Psycho), Beng&uuml; (the Lover), and so on. Following these feline urbanites, who occupy a liminal space&mdash;not &ldquo;in the wild&rdquo; but certainly not tamed&mdash;we re-discover the essential qualities of grace, tenacity, perception, friendship, and independence that define the soul of the cat&mdash;and, it turns out, nurture the soul of a city and its residents as well.</em></p> LA architects design shelters for homeless cats – with adorable (and charitable) results Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-22T12:51:00-04:00 >2016-04-04T22:53:15-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="690" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>To raise awareness and funds to address the 3 million feral cat population in Los Angeles, &ldquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects for Animals</a>&rdquo; recently tasked twelve local architects to design outdoor cat shelters. Their designs would then be put up for auction to benefit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FixNation</a>, a pro-spay and neuter nonprofit. Twelve firms in all, including <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HOK</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Perkins + Will</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Knowhow Shop</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Standard Architects</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RNL Design</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Formation Association</a> and more contributed designs &ndash; some of them deliciously whacky, others impressively practical to their feline program.</p><p>Check out the designs below&nbsp;(the model Tabby has already been adopted, so don't ask):</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>&uarr;&nbsp;Knowhow Shop</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>&uarr; HOK</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>&uarr;&nbsp;Standard Architecture &amp; Design</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>&uarr;&nbsp;Lehrer Architects</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>&uarr;&nbsp;WORD + Schmidt Designs</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>&uarr;&nbsp;Perkins+Will</em></p><p>Check out the rest of the shelters in the image gallery.</p> Florida Southern's College's Stray Cats Getting Own Frank Lloyd Wright Styled Dorms Archinect 2013-02-13T00:05:00-05:00 >2013-02-14T01:28:23-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="479" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Treasured for its storied collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, esplanades and soaring fountain, Florida Southern College is making room for six more structures inspired by the famed architect. These new structures will be small &mdash; only about 5 feet high and 3 feet wide. Unlike other Wright designs, they are not meant for humans. Rather, the six domiciles built mostly of custom-made concrete blocks will provide shelter for almost 100 feral cats living on the Lakeland campus.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>