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Every year Architects get together to celebrate those four-legged friends most of us refer to as children. The goal is simple: Raise awareness and donations through your good design. In turn local area animal care organizations receive those funds to continue with their good causes.

Tennis Ball House: It made sense to me, dogs love tennis balls, and the weather in Texas is nearly too hot for a dog to sleep in when the walls are enclosed. So I designed a transformable dog house that can be changed to accommodate the weather. During the summer the tennis balls are¬†placed in the roof to shade the dog house interior. This allows the wired sides to receive full breezes while maintaining a “secure” home. Then during the winter, the balls are placed in the sides, shielding the interior from wind, and allowing the translucent roof to receive direct sunlight into the interior.¬† To top off this design, all materials (sans the screws and roof) were made from recycled/reused components… even the tennis balls – retired from a local tennis club. Of course the balls are always ready for their most important function, “catch”.