Friday, June 02, 2006

More... Modern Bird Houses

for your bonus viewing pleasure...
a birdhouse designed for KoJo, a local craft store - in Lawrence, Kansas

images compliments of the designer Denise Dipiazzo...


Blogger teejay said...

this is awesome! i live in an apartment... don't have a yard. i know it doesn't make sense to have one on my balcony, but i really really want it. :)

1:33 AM  
Anonymous Kim Del said...

I wonder what birds think of this? Will they understand the space as we humans do and find their way inside, bringing their nesting with them or will they end up finding it as unlivable as the Farnsworth house or Johnson's Glass house, relegating this to only being eye candy and not bird architecture? Perhaps someone should place a brick birdhouse next to this and see which the birds prefer? ;)

10:54 AM  
Anonymous John Peter said...

I asked the same question. Even humans, to some extent, view transparency with some hesitation in regards to performing certain functions and prefer privacy (hygiene functions as well as sleep, being two examples).

I see this piece more as art than as architecture because it does not take into account the idea of security and privacy for the birds.

Now, please, have the architect of this piece show me it with an active bird's nest within (the nest + a bird + eggs would be ideal) and I will withdraw my criticism.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Breena Ronan said...

I have to agree with John, birds are understandably picky about where to nest. In particular, temperature is an important factor. That thing would heat up like a tiny greenhouse, frying their little eggs. I have seen functional birdhouses that have a fiberglass panel covered by wood on one side so you can lift up the wood to see what is going on inside. Maybe it could be redesigned with that window film that helps to keep the heat out of your house?

3:50 AM  
Anonymous John Peter said...

It doesn't appear solid.. it looks like a series of stacked planes... so it may ventilate fine..

However, I still go on my basis of transparency and security and perception of privacy being a primary concern.

8:50 AM  
Blogger julian said...

its nothing but "smart art".
neat edges

12:17 AM  

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