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An interactive display of Architecture for Dogs designed by world-class architects is available in the Hall on selected dates throughout the exhibition period.
The exhibits available for well-behaved dogs and their owners to interact with are as follows:
Pointed T: A floating doghouse made from paper designed for a Japanese terrier by designer Misawa Haruka while at the Hara Design Institute.
Mount Pug: An imaginative nest and playground for a pug created by internationally renowned Japanese architect Kuma Kengo; its organic structure is sturdy, despite being made without a single nail.
D-Tunnel: Designed for a teacup poodle by exhibition director and Japan House Creative Advisor Hara Kenya this piece with an embedded staircase helps bring small dogs and their human companions eye to eye.
Beagle House – Interactive Dog House: A playful take on a classic kennel designed by Rotterdam-based architectural firm MVRDV for a beagle; its curved gently rocking frame provides a stimulating environment for the intelligent dog.
Architecture for Long-Bodied-Short-Legged Dog: Designed by Tokyo-based practice Atelier Bow-Wow for a dachshund, the sloped structure allows the short-legged dog to climb the frame with ease, while the piece's length enables the owner to lie down next to their dog.
*Please note that from time to time the display may be closed for events. It will also sometimes be touring external venues as part of the Roadshow. Before your visit, please check this page for dates when the display is unavailable.
All guests wishing to visit Japan House London are asked to pre-book their free visit through our online booking system. Access to the display in the Hall is included in both General Entry Tickets and ‘Architecture for Dogs’ exhibition tickets.
Bringing dogs to the display
Well-behaved dogs and their owners are welcome to interact with the display pieces in the Hall. Please note the following rules to ensure everyone’s enjoyment of the interactive display: