architecture for dogs, huh? did you know that the japanese pet industry is worth a staggering 7 billion euro per year?

muji‘s creative director, kenya hara, has recently launched architecture for dogs. it is a project  commissioning dog structures to the most amazing japanese architects of the moment. it may sound a little random, but only if you are not aware of the huge pet business in the country.

each architect was assigned a certain breed but that aspect was only a detail. the designs can be adjusted to fit the size of your pet. browse through the website and you can see the final result. but you can also download free blueprints and watch how to make your own starchitect design for your cute pet friend.

the 13 designs belong to the curator himself + 12  great architects (think sou fujimoto and pritzker prize winner sanaa‘s kazuyo sejima).

there has been an exhibition displaying prototypes in design miami recently and, unsurprisingly  dogs were welcome!

the project is interactive so anybody is welcome to upload their own designs.

is this something you see happening in your neck of the woods?

photo and video credits: architecture for dogs