project google birdhouse by shu chun hsiao project google birdhouse by shu chun hsiao
jan 15, 2013

project google birdhouse by shu chun hsiao

project google birdhouse by shu-chun hsiaoimage © shu-chun hsiao

 

 

trying to view the world from different perspectives and scales, taiwanese designer shu-chun hsiao looks at changing interactions between macro and micron landscapes. using the google maps landmark icon, his project becomes a physical marker for a bird’s destination as they navigate the streets in a new context. just like people and way-finding, the miniature dwellings serve as an arrival point for the feathered creatures, accommodating their needs.

 

 

project google birdhouseimage © shu-chun hsiao

 

 

street placement image © shu-chun hsiao

 

 

 image © shu-chun hsiao

 

 image © shu-chun hsiao

 

 

 image © shu-chun hsiao

 

 

residential contextimage © shu-chun hsiao

 

 

birdhouse close upimage © shu-chun hsiao

 

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  • Quite nice concept, but birds won’t live there. They need natural materials.

    M.S. says:
  • Bird’s can´t fly in and out. They need space for it. That´s way there is a little stick in front.
    They don´t necessary need natural materials (they prefer them) but some wood would be nice, also if the front of it instead of being strait, it´s more like a spherical casket.

    manuel says:
  • Witty and clever. Birds won’t know the difference and will nest anywhere appropriate. The hole is big enough for small species – it’s not meant for eagles.

    Douglas says:
  • Great concept.
    Do you think, if we made them in white & mounted them upside down, birds would be inclined to use them as toilets and spare our cars and sidewalks?

    S G BHAT says:

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