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February 1st, 2020 at 1:49 pm

A Modular, 3D printed dog house made of 1000+ tennis balls

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CallisonRTKL + an idea + two 3D printers + 1,019 tennis balls = a clever dog house auctioned off to benefit the SPCA of Texas. The Dallas-based architecture and design office designed Fetch House with a continuous facade made up of over 1000 tennis balls held by a 3D printed modular support structure. The balls stay in place by compression but can easily be pulled out for a game of fetch with your pooch. When play time is over, the balls can be returned to the walls of the dog house.

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 Even if you’ve never built anything in your life, you can build this dog house. It’s designed as a kit with the modules snapping together with zero tools required. Since it’s a modular design, the dog house can grow by adding more modules to accommodate whatever size your dog is.

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The nature of the design allows for balls to be removed in random patterns to allow more air or light to enter the interior.

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Fetch House was CallisonRTKL’s entry into the 2019 Bark + Build Pet House Design & Build Competition sponsored by the Dallas Chapter of AIA and TEXO.

Via Design-milk.com

 

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