Architecture for Dogs, Japan House (London, 19 September 2020 – 10 January 2021)


Architecture for Dogs, the internationally famend travelling exhibition, will probably be opening in London this September, its first time in Europe. It first launched in Miami in 2012, and has travelled the world to locations together with Shanghai and Brazil.

PARAMOUNT_GRCICThe free exhibition showcases designs by world-class architects resembling Ban Shigeru, Kuma Kengo and Itō Toyō, that are created with a selected canine breed in thoughts. Each breed is handled like a “client” and the enjoyable and interactive designs are designed to cater to their measurement and tastes.

It is even potential to carry your (small) canine to the exhibition, though they’ll must be effectively behaved and stored on a lead.

Covid-19 notice: Japan House London has acquired Visit Britain’s ‘We’re Good To Go’ Standard, to reassure friends that they’ll go to the exhibition safely, with clear processes in place that adhere to Government and public well being steerage.


The exhibition is hosted within the gallery of Japan House on Kensington High Street. It is only a two-minute stroll from High Street Kensington Station.

Address: 101-111 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA.


19 September 2020 – 10 January 2021
Opening hours:

Monday to Thursday: 11:00 to 18:00
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 to 19:00
Sunday & Bank Holidays: 12:00 to 18:00

How Much

Admission is free however you’ll must e book upfront. Exhibition tickets embody basic entry to Japan House London’s Ground Floor shows, The Shop and The Stand.

CLICK HERE to book your tickets

What’s On

The inspiration for Architecture for Dogs was to have a look at structure in a special scale. Each of the 16 items is designed with a selected breed or kind of canine in thoughts, from pugs to miniature poodles. The hope was illicit completely different behaviours within the canine as a type of thought experiment, with some hilarious outcomes.


The reveals vary from the humorous– a choice of rugs designed for Labradors that appear like steaks – to conceptual wackiness. ‘Chihuahua Cloud’ by Reiser + Umemoto involves thoughts: a shiny orange floofy mesh coat with a protruding glove. You must see it to imagine it!

The London exhibition encompasses a model new piece titled ‘I See You’ by eminent UK architect, Asif Khan. Asif’s group took a number of hundred hours to design and produce the piece, which was totally hand-made utilizing sheep’s wool. The piece is designed for canine with black fur and was created to make the canine the centre of consideration.

Architecture for Dogs exhibition at Japan House London

The exhibition encourages friends to turn into designers and makers with blueprints out there for obtain and alternatives to design one’s personal structure for canine.

A collection of digital experiences are additionally on provide, together with a 3D Tour (out there later within the autumn), on-line talks and ‘live’ guided excursions.

Ther’s a separate house with variety of the designs for canine to work together with. There are plans to take these designs on their very own roadshow.

All pictures courtesy of Japan House London


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