As well as standard dog grooming Bow-Wow
Boutique offers health beneficial jacuzzis, oatmeal and blueberry facials and mud baths.
But this is all good; Bow-Wow
likes having something to kick against.
Bow or bow, bough, bow, bow-wow
- if it is hard to tell
is eating his breakfast when a bug climbs onto his bowl.
Architects such as Atelier Bow-Wow
, however, start not from observation and representation but analysis and documentation: They seek the hidden structures lurking behind the sensible world, breaking down different environments into abstract elements, and then assemble things that are self-consciously new, even if still clothed in familiar forms.
This, of course, is only half the story, and as we have come to expect from Atelier Bow-Wow
, there is more to this building than immediately meets the eye.
The border collie cross - the first ever rescue dog to become a regular fixture on the show - will bow-wow
out on March 30.
So, in a small way, these nine projects, ordered in three sets of three, set out to scrutinise new tendencies and approaches to site, type and technique; with Endo, Tezuka and Bow-Wow
optimising complex as-found urban sites; Aoki, Power Unit Studio and Kishi experimenting with new (and old) formal types; and EDH, Kuma, and Pawson manipulating highly distinctive and ingeniously detailed boundary walls.
And all will emerge with a look that resembles a Bow-wow
Based in Tokyo, the two partners in Atelier Bow-Wow
, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima, have made their name with a series of small houses that inventively exploit unpromising or marginalised urban conditions.
Proud Pammy wore white to witness golden retriever Star and chihuahua Luca Pizzaroni Pasquini exchanging bow-wow
vows in front of 20 bemused guests.
Sit up Ted and take a bow-wow
. You are an example to us all.
Archilab's Earth Buildings gives this theme a particular contemporary twist, though Atelier Bow-Wow
perhaps pinpoint the phenomenon with greater accuracy than the title.
Ian's Doghouse Ales, based in converted kennels in Scorrier, Cornwall, makes beers named Wet Nose, Biter, Barking Hell and Bow-wow
The book ends with some unexplained photographs by 11 artists; a section devoted to some kind of workshop held by Peripheriques together with Atelier Bow-wow
in Tokyo; and, finally, two longer pieces on urban projects by Chemetoff and Lion, notwithstanding that the former was the victim of a particularly vicious attack by Claude Parent earlier in the book, and thereby providing further evidence that editorial discipline is not the strongpoint of the IN-EX team.