If you will stop at nothing to get the best home for your hound now that the cool weather is approaching, take a look at these modern creations featured in architecture and design writer Fred Albert’s book, Barkitecture.
From cute to cutting edge, dog houses have been pet owners’ backyard delights for centuries. In these modern times, you’ll want to adorn your grounds with a design made for the millennium.
Maybe you will get more of designing a dog’s dream house in your yard than your pup ever could, but says the author of this conversation-strating book, “at least it’s a way to express your love for your pet – building a little shrine.”
Barkitecture, oddly enough, is dedicated to Albert’s cat, Murphy, who passed away one year ago; but it’s a dog’s life in his home today. Molly, his rescued mixed-breed, doesn’t reside in one of the outrageous designs in the book, but then again, she doesn’t have to. “My house is her dog house,” says Albert.
The Seattle based design writer was overwhelmed by the reaction to the book, now in its third printing. “I always thought of it as a design book,” says Albert, “but the people who really love it are just pet-lovers.” Know any pet lovers who might appreciate a peek at four chapters of fabulous canine creations? Barkitecture is available at bookstores across the country and online, and a postcard book featuring some of the author’s favorite designs was just released this June.