The basic concept roots in a place for pet´s owners and pets
to have a great time with more people who have the same interest. I basically
came up with this idea afterfew drafts for the XI-Center. i had developed the
idea from time to time, in the firstmeeting I had three different ideas, which
was after was narrowed down to a fun petground project which all the families
could enjoy. And after few discussions my professor and I came up to target
specific users which was ‘Pet owners’. As we all know about the ‘PET’, in Korea
there are about 10milion pet users but petgrounds; such as a pet hotel or a pet
center; are extremely hard to find. As pets became a large part of our lives.
Apartments, especially apartments in Korea don’t have pet-friendly zone, so I taught
about developing pet-friendly zone in Xi apartmens.
The first idea came
out for the pet-friendly zone was kiosk for pets. By having a specific kiosk,
people can easily communicate with the other people who also has pets. And
share information under the kiosk. But it came out to have a lot of
difficulties, such as it being to futuristic, risks and so on. So after few
meetings, I decided to develop more from the idea and put a little bit more
meaning to it.
The developed idea
was playground for pets, it was much more simplier, easy and fun project then
the first idea., We developed the whole concept based on the comfortable
friendly like image and we basically made it simple and geometrically.
Considering elements such as obstacles, benches, tunnels and
pieces that dogs and cats could scratch and play with.