Outdoor intelligent cat nest, China by Zaoshi Architecture

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▼猫窝整体概览,overall of the cat nest © 造式建筑

The idea of designing an intelligent stray cat nest comes from the AI pet Alliance launched by Baidu. A friend who has adopted stray cats put forward this idea to me ——to provide a shelter equipped with facial recognition system for stray animals. The system provides reliable data support for improving the efficiency of sterilization and adoption by observing the survival state and population of cats. Then promote the popularization of “adoption instead of buying” and help further improve the urban ecology.

▼城市环境中的智能猫窝,the intelligent stray cat nest in urban environment © 造式建筑


▼手绘图,sketches © 造式建筑

Many people in our team have many years of experience in stray cat rescue. These experiences tell us that simple assistance can not solve all problems. Through big data to interfere with the popularity of cat breeding and adoption, it may play a greater positive role in urban animal protection. So we gladly accepted the design task.

▼猫窝由金属外壳与天然木材组成,The cat nest consists of a metal shell and natural wood © 造式建筑


In order to realize the sustainable protection of stray cats, we should not intervene excessively, but also focus on the protection of their own habits. Stray cats do not like to live in groups and have certain physical adjustment and resistance to changes in the external environment. Taking all the responsibility will reduce their viability. In particular, the vigilance of most stray cats to humans should be maintained, which is a guarantee for their survival. In comparison, we believe that “reproductive intervention” is a better idea. Fewer stray cats, more adoption. This can fundamentally alleviate the negative impact of stray animals on urban ecology.

▼低纯度色系的猫窝外观,low purity color system appearance © 造式建筑


Specific to the scheme itself:

1. 以猫为本:以猫的生活习性和空间灵活性为出发点,以300mm左右一个猫体工程学单元为模数,减小空间,同时增加私密空间,剔除不必要的外观装饰。
2. 色彩选择:猫对高色调的颜色不敏感,且过分鲜艳在环境中也容易带来不必要的危险。因此选取会让猫感到安全的低纯度色系。
3. 材质环保耐用:不易破碎,重量轻质便于拆装。所以选择了金属外壳和柔软的内衬以及自然的木材。

▼结构分析图,structure analysis diagram © 造式建筑

▼猫体工程学,ergonomics of cat © 造式建筑

1. Cat oriented: Taking the living habits and spatial flexibility of cats as the starting point and taking a cat body engineering unit of about 300mm as the module, reduce the space, increase the private space and eliminate unnecessary appearance decoration.
2. color selection: cats are not sensitive to high tone colors and are too bright, which is also easy to bring unnecessary danger in the environment. Therefore, choose a low purity color system that will make cats feel safe.
3. environmentally friendly and durable material: not easy to break, light weight and easy to disassemble. So we chose metal shell, soft lining and natural wood.

▼内部空间概览,overall of interior © 造式建筑

▼符合猫咪习性的空间尺度,spatial scale that fits the cat’s habits © 造式建筑

▼细部,detail © 造式建筑


▼户外猫窝人工智能运行分析,Analysis of artificial intelligence operation of cat nest © 造式建筑

In the design of mechanical structure, the requirements of safety and anti noise are fully considered. It mainly applies rod motor and independently develops the overall frame structure. After repeated tests, a flexible and quiet automatic sliding door system is created. After receiving the AI cat face recognition signal, it will be opened smoothly and closed regularly.

▼AI猫脸识别,AI cat face recognition © 百度


Since 2020, the system has been webcast for many times and has been widely praised. At present, the system is still in normal operation.

▼平面与立面图纸,plans and elevations © 造式建筑

建成年份: 2020
项目地址: 北京
设计团队: 造式建筑
委托方: 百度

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