(Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker)
Project: Dog House
Dimensions: 46” L x 36” W x 72” H
What materials were used in the construction?
Heavy Timber Frame, Palette Wood, Plywood, Wood Shingles, Recycled Wood Shutters, Aluminum Flashing, Plexiglas.
About your build project.
Read About the build project by Team MCWB
Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker Barkitects’ intent is for a medium sized dog to be able to customize his/her house all by themselves. They will be able to open and close the doors, as well as have control of cross ventilation with just the swipe of a paw or a nudge of their nose. Dutch architecture is prominent in Albany, and the architecture of this dog house shall be no different. This wooden structure will be constructed with Dutch construction techniques as well as a Dutch aesthetic throughout the design. It will also feature sustainable elements, such as salvaged construction materials and a rainfall collection system that will fill their water bowl. MCWB is committed to honoring Albany’s architectural history as well as designing for a sustainable future.
What's in it for the Dog?
The doghouse is a comfortable 3-season space for a medium to large sized dog. It will allow your dog to lounge and sleep in peace, while being protected from the elements. If your dog gets too hot, they will be able to maneuver the shutters to allow for a nice breeze to enter the space. The windows in the gable of the roof will allow natural light to enter from both sides.
In addition to this doghouse providing a spacious area for your dog, it will also add a unique quality to your own property. The exterior of the doghouse is painted barn red with red stained roof shingles, which is sure to stand out next to your house. No need to worry about this doghouse going anywhere in a storm either, it is heavy enough to withstand the windiest of storms. It is sure to stand the test of time!
The Dutch inspiration is the perfect addition to any home in the capital region.
Why you decided to build your project.
MCWB (Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker) Architects is known for historic preservation architecture along the east coast. We thought why not design a doghouse that is inspired by the Dutch roots of Albany? We are also committed to designing sustainably in our real-life projects. We wanted to feature sustainable elements that we use every day, such as reclaimed building materials, natural lighting and ventilation, and as an added element…rainwater collection.
We have many animal lovers at MCWB. We want to give back to the community and help provide homes to animals in need. No dog should go to sleep at night without a roof over their head and a family to love and care for them.