Behold "Le Dog Hausss," one of the highlights of this year's Barkitecture Houston, an annual charity event that raises money for a dog orphanage by selling haute doghouses created by the city's architects, designers, and builders. Designed to emulate Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye (which Lego recently immortalized, too) Le Dog Hausss may not be as lavish as the most extravagant canine castles on the planet or as historically significant as the doghouse Frank Lloyd Wright designed for a young fan's pooch, but RdLR Architects' home is certainly tastefully done. Plus, as CultureMap points out, the modern lines mean an abundance of flat-roofed space—just perfect for the canine who "likes to sleep Snoopy-style."
Here's another Barkitecture Houston entry: a classy dwelling by PhiloWilke that uses natural airflow to keep its resident cool in the sweltering Texas heat.
· Big-Name Architects Get Bow-Wow Crazy [CultureMap]
· Six Awesome Dog Houses From Austin's Barkitecture 2011 [Curbed National]
· Extravagant Dog Houses Suited For the World's Most Expensive Dog [Curbed National]
· The Frank Lloyd Wright Doghouse [Curbed National]