Entry 14

Jack McKinney Architects

The Cocked
Ear Kennel

Our Barkhaus is based on the ‘Cocked Ear’ shape of a Collie dog.

A concrete base and end wall is formed, with cast-in bowls for food and water.

The rest of the structure is corrugated iron riveted to a steel frame.

The shape of the shelter is two simple tapering side walls, angling in opposite directions. This sets up a rooline with ‘cocked ears’.

The diagonal valley between them allows rainwater to fill the waterbowl below.

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