A Barnacle Birdhouse, From Concept To Creation

This barnacle birdhouse was designed by Joe Bowers and inspired by the work of Santiago Calatrava.

Like Calatrava Joe took a part of nature, distilled it into simple geometric forms and placed it in an unfamiliar environment.

Calatrava was also famous for using human metrics to create the proportions of his buildings to make a connection between the buildings and its inhabitants and since Joe’s house was intended to house birds, not humans, he decided to take inspiration from them instead. As the geometric barnacles twist, the lines created are a subtle homage to the shape of bird wings in flight.

A Barnacle Birdhouse, From Concept To Creation

A Barnacle Birdhouse, From Concept To Creation

A Barnacle Birdhouse, From Concept To Creation

A Barnacle Birdhouse, From Concept To Creation

A Barnacle Birdhouse, From Concept To Creation

A Barnacle Birdhouse, From Concept To Creation

A Barnacle Birdhouse, From Concept To Creation

Via Behance