Category Archives: Bird Houses

Ryan Bruxvoort’s Sculptural Modern Birdhouse

A birdhouse designed by Ryan Bruxvoort resembles a piece of modernist architecture. Constructed from maple and inspired by wooden architecture projects of a much larger scale, the curved creation appears to float in mid-air.

Ryan told Design Boom, “My goal is to create a shelter that complements its environment while at the same time attracting sparrows to inhabit it. Ultimately I wish for this to culminate into a form that shows empathy for the sparrow, in a serene, carefully crafted manner. This led to the development of a delicate, almost fragile look that has been constructed in a manner that affords tremendous structural integrity. This light yet resilient quality of the house is to be reflective of the sparrow itself.’

Ryan Bruxvoort's Sculptural Modern Birdhouse

Ryan Bruxvoort's Sculptural Modern Birdhouse

Ryan Bruxvoort's Sculptural Modern Birdhouse

Ryan Bruxvoort's Sculptural Modern Birdhouse

Ryan Bruxvoort's Sculptural Modern Birdhouse

Via Design Boom

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

RSPB British Fashion Council Nest Boxes

It’s not often the worlds of style and wildlife collide, but as London Fashion Week and National Nestbox Week both start on 14 February, the RSPB and the British Fashion Council decided to join forces.

Eleven top names from the British fashion industry put their unique stamp on a plain, unloved nestbox, all in the name of giving nature a (more stylish) home. The results were as diverse and amazing as nature!

These unique, never-to-be-repeated special bird hotels go on display for all to see at London Fashion Week AW14, and are to be auctioned on eBay.

RSPB British Fashion Council Nest Boxes

Giles Deacon Nest Box

RSPB British Fashion Council Nest Boxes

Giles Deacon Nest Box

RSPB British Fashion Council Nest Boxes

John Rocha Nest Box

RSPB British Fashion Council Nest Boxes

Julien MacDonald Nest Box

RSPB British Fashion Council Nest Boxes

Katharine Hamnett Nest Box

RSPB British Fashion Council Nest Boxes

Orla Kiely Nest Box

RSPB British Fashion Council Nest Boxes

Patrick Grant Nest Box

RSPB British Fashion Council Nest Boxes

Piers Atkinson Nest Box

RSPB British Fashion Council Nest Boxes

Vivienne Westwood Nest Box

RSPB British Fashion Council Nest Boxes

Wayne Hemmingway Nest Box

RSPB British Fashion Council Nest Boxes

Zandra Rhodes Nest Box

RSPB Nestbox Auction

AirBnB Replicates Some Its Most Charming Homes As Birdhouses

As part of their new advertising campaign, Every Traveler Deserves A Home, AirBnB have collaborated with five artists to create miniature birdhouse models of 50 of their favourite homes to rent.

The finished replicas have been displayed at The Tree of Life at Audubon Park in New Orleans where they will provide shelter for the thousands of birds who flock their during the migration season.

AirBnB Replicates Some Its Most Charming Homes As Birdhouses

AirBnB Replicates Some Its Most Charming Homes As Birdhouses

AirBnB Replicates Some Its Most Charming Homes As Birdhouses

AirBnB Replicates Some Its Most Charming Homes As Birdhouses

AirBnB Replicates Some Its Most Charming Homes As Birdhouses

AirBnB Replicates Some Its Most Charming Homes As Birdhouses

AirBnB Replicates Some Its Most Charming Homes As Birdhouses

AirBnB Replicates Some Its Most Charming Homes As Birdhouses

AirBnB Replicates Some Its Most Charming Homes As Birdhouses

AirBnB Replicates Some Its Most Charming Homes As Birdhouses

AirBnB Replicates Some Its Most Charming Homes As Birdhouses

AirBnB Replicates Some Its Most Charming Homes As Birdhouses

AirBnB Replicates Some Its Most Charming Homes As Birdhouses

AirBnB Replicates Some Its Most Charming Homes As Birdhouses

AirBnB Replicates Some Its Most Charming Homes As Birdhouses

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Google Maps Birdhouse Project By Shu-Chun Hsiao

Designer Shu-Chun Hsiao created the Google Birdhouse Project to give a physical marker for birds as they navigate the streets, much like humans use the Google maps icon to mark their destinations.

He explained, “Birds, have the most real experience of google map. Birds can fly through the city, through streets. A birdhouse becomes their destination as Google map does.”

Google Maps Birdhouse Project By Shu-Chun Hsiao

Google Maps Birdhouse Project By Shu-Chun Hsiao

Google Maps Birdhouse Project By Shu-Chun Hsiao

Via Design Boom

NeighBirds Modular Birdhouses For Expanding Bird Families

Andreu Carulla’s NeighBirds is a clever take on the birdhouse that just may be the cure for empty nest syndrome – for bird mothers, at least.

Each birdhouse is hand-crafted into a hexagon from untreated pine. As a stand-alone birdhouse NeighBirds is a perfectly fine birdhouse. The genius of the design comes into play when the love birds decide to start a family.

As the family expands so can the number of residential units until you have an entire NeighBirdhood for birds.

NeighBirds Modular Birdhouses For Expanding Bird Families

NeighBirds Modular Birdhouses For Expanding Bird Families

NeighBirds Modular Birdhouses For Expanding Bird Families

NeighBirds Modular Birdhouses For Expanding Bird Families

Via Treehugger

The Happy City Bird Project Is Installing Homes For Birds Worldwide

In 2008 Danish artist Thomas Winther, aka Dambo, spent two weeks building 250 bird houses out of free and recycled materials, painted them in bright colours and installed them across 4 cities throughout Denmark.

And so kicked off the Happy City Birds Project to give urban-dwelling birds more options in which to roost and shelter or bring up their chicks.

The project has since gone global with hundreds of bird boxes installed in cities throughout the world, including 150 in Beirut.

Dambo explained his use of recycled materials; “Birds are actually great at recycling and we need to appreciate this. They eat old food, fruits, berries, and nuts lying about. In that way, they help to clean and distribute seeds around our cities, so new plants can grow.”

The Happy City Bird Project Is Installing Homes For Birds Worldwide

The Happy City Bird Project Is Installing Homes For Birds Worldwide

The Happy City Bird Project Is Installing Homes For Birds Worldwide

The Happy City Bird Project Is Installing Homes For Birds Worldwide

The Happy City Bird Project Is Installing Homes For Birds Worldwide

Via My Modern Met

Typographical Birdhouses By Designer Nishant Jethi

Mumbai based designer, Nishant Jethi, created these wooden birdhouses in response to the rapid decline of sparrows due to a lack of breeding and nesting spots, particularly in urban environments.

‘Living Typography’ not only provided well designed name plates that could be hung up outside homes but also shelter to the many sparrows who have lost their homes.

Typographical Birdhouses By Designer Nishant Jethi

Typographical Birdhouses By Designer Nishant Jethi

Typographical Birdhouses By Designer Nishant Jethi

Typographical Birdhouses By Designer Nishant Jethi

Typographical Birdhouses By Designer Nishant Jethi

Typographical Birdhouses By Designer Nishant Jethi

Typographical Birdhouses By Designer Nishant Jethi

Typographical Birdhouses By Designer Nishant Jethi

Typographical Birdhouses By Designer Nishant Jethi

Typographical Birdhouses By Designer Nishant Jethi

Via Design Boom