arfITECTURE Architectural Pet Homes Raise Funds for Animal Rescue

arfitecture pet homes designed to raise money

This past Saturday, August 18th, ARF (the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons) hosted the Bow Wow Meow Ball where over 350 high profile (and very white) guests from New York and the Hamptons attended the evening to celebrate ARF’s life-saving work.

At the ball, ten one-of-a-kind designer dog houses and cat condos were auctioned off to raise important funds for cats and dogs in need. Although it’s not the first time we’ve seen architects and builders get together to create cool spaces for fur babies in the name of charity (Barkitecture is one example; these Cat Cribs are another), this time the idea came from local 14-year-old Luke Louchheim, whose family has adopted two ARFans, Buttercup and Sam.

arfITECTURE Architectural Pet Homes

arfITECTURE Architectural Pet Homes

arfITECTURE is a creative collaboration between various talented architects and builders who have designed and constructed chic and unique dog houses and cat condos to be auctioned to raise funds for animal rescue, care and rehoming at ARF of the Hamptons

Conceived of by local 14-year-old Luke Louchheim, arfITECTURE combines his love of architecture with his desire to help the cats and dogs at the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF)

The creative collaboration yielded ten unique dog houses and cat condos to raise funds for the rescue, care and re-homing of animals at ARF.

Atmosphere at Animal Rescue Fund Of The Hamptons Bow Wow Meow Ball at ARF Adoption Center on August 18, 2018 in Wainscott, NY. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC)

Bidding for the following arfITECTURE Architectural Pet Homes closed on August 19th

“Alpha Dog” designed by Luke Louchheim, built by Joe Louchheim, with former ARFan Trouble.
“ARF Barn” designed by Andrew Reyniak of ARAPC, built by N. Zappola & Associates, with former ARFan Jacob.
“Benchouse” designed by Ignacio Ramos of Estudio Ramos, built by Bulgin & Associates, with former ARFan Kaya
“Bow Wow Haus” by Robert Young of Robert Young Architects, built by Fountainhead Construction, with former ARFan Tara
Domus Canus designed by Kitty McCoy of Kathrine McCoy Architecture, built by Walter Sterlieb of Studio 449, with former ARFan Trouble
Pitched Ruff designed by Blaze Makoid Architecture, built by Wright & Co., with former ARFan Buttercup
“Snoop E(nigma)” designed by Bill Beeton of Beeton and Company, built by Landscape Details, with former ARFan Tink
“Purrrch” designed by Toby Sherrard and Eleanor Donnelly of Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects, built by Artisan Construction Associates, with former ARFan Sammy
“Shaggy Doggy” designed by Maziar Behrooz of MB Architecture, built by Michael Davis Design & Construction, with former ARFans Tink & Trouble
“The Snoozer” designed by Martin Architects, built by JJK Construction, with former ARFan Sherma

Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects + Artisan Construction Associates
Blaze Makoid Architecture + Wright & Co.
Kathrine McCoy Architecture + Walter Sterlieb of Studio 449
Robert Young Architects + Fountainhead Construction
ARAPC + N. Zappola & Associates
Estudio Ramos + Bulgin & Associates
Beeton & Company + Landscape Details
Martin Architects + JJK Construction
MB Architecture + Michael Davis Design & Construction
• Luke Louchheim + Joseph Louchheim

THANKS TO: Amagansett Building Materials and Florence Building Materials for underwriting all building supplies and Tria Giovan for photographing the structures. Additional support provided by Speonk Lumber, Riverhead Building Supply and Water Mill Building Supply.

ARF of the Hamptons

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons actively rescues cats and dogs, provides quality care and offers sanctuary until loving homes can be found.

Donate here