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Principles of Ancient Architecture in Modern Dog Houses

Jul 31, 2023 | Architecture, Custom Lighting, Featured Professional, Featured Projects, Interior Design, Lighting

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Let’s face it –  our dogs are more than just pets. They’re our furry best friends and part of the family. Our desire to show our love for them knows no bounds, often leading us to inventive expressions of affection. 

This creativity extends even to their living spaces. You may be surprised to learn that modern dog house builders are applying the principles of ancient architecture to their designs. These age-old architectural concepts, found in some of our own modern structures, are now being used to craft unique and stylish homes for our beloved canine companions.

The Influence of Ancient Architecture

Ancient architecture, seen in the monuments and temples of Greece, Rome, Egypt, and many other civilizations, relied heavily on symmetry, proportion, and balance. Guess what? Today, these same principles are used in designing dog houses that are functional and aesthetically pleasing as well.

An example is the Parthenon in Greece, which serves as an inspiration for creating a balance between form and function. Many modern dog houses that incorporate inspiration from ancient architecture include columns and fancy elaborate entrances, thus mirroring the grandeur of these age-old structures.

Sustainability in Ancient Architecture 

The sustainability practices in ancient architecture are seen in the construction of modern dog houses. Using locally sourced materials and techniques that minimize waste, these structures not only heed back to an older time, but also align with today’s values and emphasize being environmentally sustainable.

In ancient architecture, builders would use materials available in their immediate surroundings. Today, many modern dog house builders employ similar principles to ancient architecture by using reclaimed wood and recycled materials.

Innovation Meets Tradition

Some might find it odd to apply principles from ancient architecture to something as simple or routine as a dog house. Yet the fusion of the old and new represent a mindful and innovative approach to design. It reflects a respect for history, craftsmanship, and the timeless appeal that ancient architecture continues to have, even in today’s fast-paced modern times.

The irony is our furry best friends live in the main house and have special privileges since they don’t work or pay bills …but we digress. Still, it’s nice to know that our furry best friends, which we call family, are all property owners to fancy second homes.


Photo Credit: Photo by Monica Silvestre


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