GOODWOOF – Bonehenge wins inaugural Barkitecture prize

In May 2022, an event took place in the United Kingdom focused entirely around dogs and cleverly named Goodwoof. The event included a competition for the best design of a dog kennel. 


Luxury Accoya kennel

Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects Ltd. entered the Barkitecture design competition for kennel design as part of the Goodwoof event in 2022. They chose to use the ultra high-performance sustainable wood, Accoya, to produce a beautiful kennel which is more than suitable to live outside.

Their kennel, Bonehenge, was fashioned majestically by fine woodworker, Karl Lewin, and won the Barkitecture Prize. Congratulations to Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects Ltd. and Karl Lewin. Bonehenge was unanimously selected as winner in a cast of entries and by the judging panel of Kevin McCloud, Bill Bailey and Stephen Bayley. The kennel was then sold in the charity auction for £2,500.

Goodwoof was broadcasted across the UK by ITV in which Kevin McCloud announced Bonehenge as the winning kennel. He gave a really generous appreciation for the project and for Accoya wood, highlighting its sustainability, durability and “guaranteed for 50 years”.

More can be seen on dezeen, Architects Journal and Homecrux.

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