Project of the Week: House for Booklovers and Cats, Brooklyn, United States, BFDO Architects
If there’s one thing the vast majority of buildings worldwide have in is the fact they have been designed, essentially, for mankind and mankind alone. Yet, humans aren’t the only inhabitants of this big, beautiful world.
Take cats. In the US alone there are over 82 million of them - an average of 2.2 cats per household. But how many houses have actually been designed to accommodate these well-loved pets? Not many.
BFDO Architects, in this private commission, has explored how, with a few unobtrusive additions, cats and pets can be worked into the architecture of a family home – in this case, the refurbishment of a historic row house in Brooklyn, New York City.
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