The California Catcube is a concrete and reclaimed wood shelter, designed as a raised sleeping porch for cats. The concrete's high thermal mass gathers heat during the day, and slowly releases it overnight. The movable wood louvers may be opened to allow a breeze to flow though, or closed during cooler weather. Appealing to a cat's desire for warmth, the catcube provides a secure shelter for a catnap.
Atlantic CITYLAB described our shelter as: "But they’re not just notable for their whimsical designs. The shelters follow a fundamental principle in architecture: that form should follow function. For example, the “Catcube” was designed by Standard Architecture to keep cats at a comfortable temperature. The concrete gathers heat during the day to keep the animals warm at night, and its movable wooden flaps allow breeze to flow through."
Designed and built by Standard the reclaimed wood for this shelter was generously provided by East Teak.