A Home for the Holidays: Architects Design Shelters for NYC's Stray Cats #PurrfectPads

A Home for the Holidays: Architects Design Shelters for NYC's Stray Cats #PurrfectPads

Area architects may not have had to claw their way in but they recently put their design and engineering skills to the test on an animal-rescue mission to design warm, weatherproof, portable and safe shelters for New York City’s stray cats. The designers volunteered their time and resources to design and build the shelters for the second annual Architects for Animals competition, part of the non-profit Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals. Slide Show Photo by Dana Edelson The shelter designed by H3 Hardy was given to CSM Foundation. Here, a stray cat uses the outdoor shelter. ----- Advertising ----- There are more than 10,000 stray cats in New York City, says Co Adaptive Architecture, a Brooklyn-based design firm that supports socially and environmentally beneficial work for non-profit organizations. Co Adaptive teamed with architect Kathryn Walton, founder of the ...

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