베이징의 이 주택에는 장애를 가진 반려견이 산다. 선천적인 질병으로 고통받고 있는 반려견을 위해 특별히 건축주는 개집을 만들었다. 집의 지하실은 강아지를 위한 공간으로 미끄럼 방지 코팅이 되어 있고 완만한 경사로와 계단으로 반려견의 관절을 배려했다. 이 집에는 2군데의 욕실이 개 전용으로 설계되었으며, 반려견은 장애물없이 욕실을 이용할 수 있다. 또한 반려견의 편안함을 염두에 두고 색과 조명도 선택되었다.
Atelier About Architecture created Dog House for a client whose pet suffers from a congenital joint disease.
The house's basement is largely the dog's space. It has been designed with soft flooring to be gentle on the animal's joints and with ramps and stairs and coated with waterproof, non-slip coating.
There are two dog-only bathrooms on this floor, which were designed after the architects made a long-term study of the owner and the dog's habits.
The centre of the floor, and open to the corridor, is the main dog-bathing room. It has a barrier-free shower accessed via ramps leading to a wetroom area.
From this shower space, steps lead up to a raised medical examination table where the dog can receive care and medication from a person standing at floor level.
A smaller bathroom has a specialist paw-print dog bath tub. It is lined in curtains of noise-reducing fabric from Danish textile brand Kvadrat, to muffle the sound of the animal's excited barking during bath time.
Even the colour and lighting schemes have been chosen with the dog's comfort in mind. Contrary to popular belief, dogs are not colour-blind, but they do perceive less colour than humans as they only have two types of colour receptors in their eyes.