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 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
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.
Bidding for the following arfITECTURE Architectural Pet Homes closed on August 19th
THE ARCHITECTS & BUILDERS:
• 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.