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by Mark Meyer last modified May 27, 2012 06:18 PM
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dogHOUSE represents a sustainable design solution in miniature.



The construction is broken down into logical components that allow for an easy assembly into a final form that is a direct response to climate and program. The floor is lifted clear of the ground to allow air circulation through the interior space, which is then capped with a large butterfly roof that allows passive venting of heat as well as casts shade and protects from rain. The large front door ramp hinges up to create a closed space perfect for kennel training.




Materials used were:

steel angle frame

folded aluminum plate roof

reclaimed ipe hardwood siding and door

perforated aluminum sheet floor and clerestory vents


This design won a "Best In Show" and garnered the second highest bid for the BARKitecture

silent charity auction put on by DWR Austin and the 2nd Street District Oct. 21st, 2006.




Much thanks goes to David Haley at San Gabriel Forge and Iron Work in Gerogetown, Tx. Without the use of his shop and the donated time of his hardworking fabricators this would have not been possible.




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