Exhibition: Structure for Canines, Japan Home (London, 19 September 2020 – 10 January 2021)


Structure for Canines, the internationally famend travelling exhibition, has simply opened in London at Japan Home, its first time in Europe. It first launched in Miami in 2012, and has travelled the world to locations together with Shanghai and Brazil.

PARAMOUNT_GRCICThe free exhibition showcases designs by world-class architects akin to Ban Shigeru, Kuma Kengo and Itō Toyō, that are created with a particular canine breed in thoughts. Every breed is handled like a “shopper” and the enjoyable and interactive designs are designed to cater to their dimension and tastes.

It’s even attainable to carry your (small) canine to the exhibition, though they’ll must be nicely behaved and saved on a lead.

Covid-19 notice: Japan Home London has obtained Go to Britain’s ‘We’re Good To Go’ Customary, to reassure visitors that they’ll go to the exhibition safely, with clear processes in place that adhere to Authorities and public well being steering.

The place

The exhibition is hosted within the gallery of Japan Home on Kensington Excessive Avenue. It’s only a two-minute stroll from Excessive Avenue Kensington Station.

Deal with: 101-111 Kensington Excessive Avenue, London W8 5SA.


19 September 2020 – 10 January 2021
Opening hours:

Monday to Thursday: 11:00 to 18:00
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 to 19:00
Sunday & Financial institution Holidays: 12:00 to 18:00

How A lot

Admission is free however you’ll must guide prematurely. Exhibition tickets embody common entry to Japan Home London’s Floor Ground shows, The Store and The Stand.

CLICK HERE to guide your tickets

What’s On

The inspiration for Structure for Canines was to take a look at structure in a distinct scale. Every of the 16 items is designed with a specific breed or kind of canine in thoughts, from pugs to miniature poodles. The hope was illicit totally different behaviours within the canine as a form of thought experiment, with some hilarious outcomes.


The displays vary from the humorous– a collection of rugs designed for Labradors that appear like steaks – to conceptual wackiness. ‘Chihuahua Cloud’ by Reiser + Umemoto involves thoughts: a shiny orange floofy mesh coat with a protruding glove. It’s essential to see it to consider it!

The London exhibition encompasses a model new piece titled ‘I See You’ by eminent UK architect, Asif Khan. Asif’s group took a number of hundred hours to design and produce the piece, which was solely hand-made utilizing sheep’s wool. The piece is designed for canine with black fur and was created to make the canine the centre of consideration.

Architecture for Dogs exhibition at Japan House London

The exhibition encourages visitors to turn into designers and makers with blueprints obtainable for obtain and alternatives to design one’s personal structure for canine.

A collection of digital experiences are additionally on supply, together with a 3D Tour (obtainable later within the autumn), on-line talks and ‘dwell’ guided excursions.

Ther’s a separate area with variety of the designs for canine to work together with. There are plans to take these designs on their very own roadshow.

All photos courtesy of Japan Home London

Recommended Articles