Are you building a birdfeeder, creating a cat scratching post or constructing a deluxe bunny run?

Need some inspiration? Take a peek at the pages of Barkitecture now (click on the images to see larger version, plus information about the houses):

The Muttropolitan Opera House

Douglas W. Schmidt

San Francisco


House for a Modernist Mutt

Virginia Senior and Jeff Oesterle




John E. Holey, Greg Keffer, Jim Counts and Hal Tangen

San Francisco

Fido's Amazing Technicolor Dreamhouse

Tom Pfannerstill

Louisville, Kentucky

"Inspired by the architecture of the past but designed for the doggy of today, every one of these houses is a miniature work of art. From a pint-sized chateau in Florida to a conical Craftsman in California, each exhibits a mastery of details and materials worthy of Muttropolitan Home or Barkitectural Digest."
- - from Barkitecture

About the author:

Fred Albert is a widely published architecture and interior design writer. He is the editor of Seattle Homes and Lifestyles magazine and the co-author of American Design: The Northwest. His work has appeared extensively in The Seattle Times, Seattle magazine and other regional publications.

Photo Credits: Robert Anderson (House for a Modernist Mutt), Rik Clingerman (Budapet), John Lair Studio (Fido's Amazing Technicolor Dreamhouse), Sharon Risedorph (cover, Muttropolitan Opera House).

From BARKITECTURE by Fred Albert. Copyright © 1999 by Fred Albert. Published by and reprinted with permission of Abbeville Press 1-800-Art Book.

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