Foster + Partners, a British architecture studio, has teamed up with plywood manufacturer Isokon to come up with a flat-pack dog kennel for Goodwoof’s annual Barkitecture competition. Barc, a modern dog kennel that consists of just a few simple components: arched canopy, fabric sling, coconut husks, and wooden screws. One look, the unique component that stands out would be that arched canopy made from a flexible sheet of plywood, other components are self-assembly, they can be put together without tool or taken apart for easy storage. It is suitable for office, home environment, or wherever you need it. The flexibility allows you to create a familiar space for your dog right next to you.
Barc Dog Kennel was created for Barkitecture competition. This competition challenged designers and architects to consider positive impact that dogs have on people, especially in workplace. Using a refined palette of materials, Barc becomes a flat-pack kennel that responds to the ever-evolving nature of the workplace.
Foster + Partners explains that the base of Barc is formed from a pair of dowels into which the canopy is secured, then the bent plywood section is held securely in place by a pair of dowels affixed widthways, they also support a fabric sling that covers a cushioned pad made from coconut husks. It creates a comfortable and elevated dog bed. Four wooden screws are used to hold those dowels in place.