The Long Beach Museum of Art has an amazing exhibition going on right now called “Architecture for Dogs”

by CARREN JAO 

With “Architecture for Dogs” currently on view, should we be surprised that the Long Beach Museum of Art has seen its visitor numbers soar 50%?

The brainchild of Japanese designer Kenya Hara, “Architecture for Dogs” consists of breed-specific dwellings imagined by some of the world’s top talents, including architects Kengo Kuma (pug) and Shigeru Ban (papillon) and industrial designer Konstantin Grcic (toy poodle).

“It’s a playful exhibit,” said Ron Nelson, the museum’s executive director, “but it’s also a sincere effort to see how space can be shared between humans and canines.”

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(LA TIMES  8.1.13)

“Architecture for Dogs” is showing through September 1.  Also, you can download plans for building the dog structures at www.architecturefordogs.com