The world's most stylish dog kennels

14th March 2022

The Duke of Richmond has unveiled an exciting collection of architectural genii to design incredible kennels for the great canine extravaganza of 2022, Goodwoof, to be held in the grounds of The Goodwood Estate on the Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May.

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Assessed by a panel of judges, chaired by Kevin McCloud, Barkitecture presented by Mastercard will feature a stunning architectural exhibition of 21st century kennels designed by the greatest minds of architecture and design. A one-of-a-kind design competition, each kennel an exquisite fusion of line, form, and function, flipping the expression 'being in the doghouse' on its head.

Each will be a work of art in its own right. Lord Foster, Sir Michael Hopkins, and Love From's Jony Ive and Marc Newson are among the luminaries creating these awe-inspiring masterpieces. With a Bonhams auction to round off the competition, guests can bid to own a Barkitectural showpiece, with all proceeds going to Goodwoof's chosen charity, the Dogs Trust.

This may not be an opportunity for us to solve the housing crisis but it might contribute to human and canine relations – not least by considering the welfare of man's best friend. Dogs mean so much to their owners so I'm looking forward to seeing some fantastic designs to house them in style

Kevin McCloud

Why at Goodwood? The Estate in Sussex has perhaps the finest kennels in the world, designed for the third Duke of Richmond by James Wyatt in 1787. Simply named, The Kennels, it was a technically advanced building, 'the most luxurious dog house in the world', that included central heating, placing the welfare of the Duke's hounds well above that of his guests.


Appropriately, The Kennels will host a grand and captivating celebration of all things canine. Goodwoof will be a two-day event devoted – as the third Duke would have liked – to dogs and their wellbeing.

At its centre, in the spirit of Wyatt's building, will sit an inspirational collection of 21st century kennels, designed by the Great and Good of Architecture. The display will be contemporary, innovative, ambitious, and entertaining and be the subject of a grand charity auction after the event. Guests can bid to own a barkitectural masterpiece in aid of the canine charity, the Dogs Trust.


In assessing entries, weight will be given to schemes taking account of canine wellbeing, the relationship between dog and human, resilience and durability in use, sustainability, architectural ambition, and doggy delight.


Submitted entries to date include the fortified Bonehenge designed by Bird Portchmouth Russum, where bones forged from timber encapsulate a perfect dog's den, complete with a rainwater spout and glass lantern on the roof. Haysom Ward Miller has imaginatively curated an office suite fit for any canine king or queen. Recycled materials have been used to upholster a study chair, and equipped with its very own drinks cabinet it’s an essential feature for any modern office or home.

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