Horsing Around: 8 Swanky Stables

Though these eight stables are home to only the four-legged among us, their appeal extends beyond just the equine community. Located in Europe, Australia, and Central and South America, the projects in this collection reflect a global interest in effective design. Though the housing of animals requires few frills, the owners of the following buildings valued the logical impact of elegant design so much as to commission architects for their stables. The scope of animal enclosures enables architects to prioritize form and material. Unlike most “standard” buildings, several of these projects did not necessitate HVAC or mechanical systems. Due to lesser human occupation, the stable becomes an intriguing architectural assignment — a return to the most primal requirements of shelter. In this collection, architects offer diverse approaches to this task and a multitude of ways in which to enrich elemental habitats through aesthetic appeal and creative form. Sheep stable Almere by 70f Architecture, Almere, Netherlands The only non-equine stable in this collection, this Sheep Stable in the Netherlands was built to house the all-important sheep whose job it is to naturally rid the local ...
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