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The Canine³  crate explores the dichotomy of a dog’s shelter needs: the need for a cozy and confined den that also connects to the natural world and adapts to varying environmental conditions.


With our unique Sonoran desert climate, daily temperature swings can top 60 degrees in a given day. Mornings can bring frost and a chill in the air, while late afternoon may send people and animals alike scampering for shade from the sweltering heat. Such disparate and fast-changing constraints make it difficult for a single static shelter to adapt to the needs of a dog throughout the day.


By utilizing a rail system, the Canine³  crate can present in both closed and open positions. While in a closed position,
Canine³  provides a safe and secure den space protected from the elements. With the simple push of the hand, the nested boxes slide apart to present in an open configuration, allowing a variety of opportunities to explore, play, climb, or lay in the shade.





Allen + Philp Partners

This pavilion-like structure is a contemporary twist on a classic doghouse inspired by the Sonoran desert. Integrating essential features such as adaptability, comfort, and sustainability are key components to this modern summerhouse.


This sustainable shelter will offer a flexible space that can be used indoors and outdoors and is designed for unobstructed visibility from the point of view of man’s best friend.






Mackenzie Collier | Structurology

Inspired by the surge of adaptable and reusable shipping containers throughout Phoenix, we have designed a dog house any pooch would love to live in; Downtown Dogtainer.


This dog-topia showcases a sustainable and unique concept that has been seen around the valley in unique and unexpected ways. There was also a focus on highlighting local Phoenix vendors such as Tuft & Needle, Our Block Co., muralist Dani Hacche, woodworkers Taylor and Michael of Rhodes Creative and steelwork by Resolute Performance Iron.


This Downtown Dogtainer pays homage to the heart and soul seen around the up and coming Phoenix community. We hope your pup can't get enough! 

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