As well as standard dog grooming Bow-Wow Boutique offers health beneficial jacuzzis, oatmeal and blueberry facials and mud baths.
Bow-Wow Boutique and Spa will be officially opened by rugby legend Sam Warburton and radio DJ Matt Lissack
These adorable little buildings, which Bow-Wow documented in photographs and axonometric drawings, show all the aspects of their grown-up counterparts, but in a somewhat undeveloped, often contorted manner--and they prompted Bow-Wow to investigate the adoption and adaptation of inventive solutions for tight and unusually shaped sites, a handy skill to have in dealing with the small commissions they were receiving as a young design office.
Not only did Atelier Bow-Wow find these places, the firm also photographed, mapped, and then drew pictures of them in a simplified manner, pointing out their various elements as if they were writing a user's manual.
Atelier Bow-Wow has also engaged in a similar game when constructing houses, of which the architects have built several dozen over the course of a fourteen-year practice.
As such, Atelier Bow-Wow has no particular interest in grand notions of space or depth (oku), preferring to concentrate on slight variations in surface, the deformation of elements, and an assembly of pieces that makes the finished house into something specific and expressive.
But it is in the group's "art" work that Atelier Bow-Wow has, in the last few years, expanded on its early research and--aspiring to rejig public and social situations--contributed to a wider discussion of the role of architecture in both the public realm and our attempts to frame and give meaning to private life.