The aptly named Cat House by Key Operation is a house in Japan specifically designed to make a cat's life easier. The house has been designed with raised shelves and cubby holes that make going from room to room and floor to floor easier.
The Cat House by Key Operation was also designed to defy the stringent zoning rules and laws of the neighborhood it was built in. The entire building is painted gray, a color mandated by the neighborhood. Key Operation decided to give the house a small outward display of color by painting the garage bright pink, revealing a flash of color to the outside world every time the garage door is raised. The owners of the Cat House also chose not to have a garden in their home, which allowed the architects to move the house back a few feet, thus giving the owners an unheard of space between their garage and street.
While the Cat House by Key Operation is all about the cats, it is also cool to see a Japanese home that defies convention. It may not be a huge defiance, but it's a start.