tomoko azumi: birdhouse made from reclaimed roof tiles
aug 31, 2009
tomoko azumi: birdhouse made from reclaimed roof tiles



birdhouses have been engraved to mimic the facades of victorian homes and use reclaimed roof tiles
to finish them off
all images courtesy of TEN

in 2008, TEN (a group of ten designers: tomoko azumi, stephen bretland, carl clerkin,
gitta gschwendtner, chris jackson, sam johnson, michael marriott, hector serrano, onkar kular,
nina tolstrup) wanted to produce something real, affordable and accessible in order to move their
vision from a conceptual framework to reality through their wood exhibition of objects made
from wood and which followed a sustainable, craft-based approach.

during the four days of 100% design london 2009, the TEN collective will exhibit at one earls court,
with projects following the common theme of a craft-based, DIY approach to design,
with a look at individual personal behaviours and daily rituals.

as part of the exhibition, tomoko azumi will be exhibiting her bird house and feeder
made from reclaimed roof tiles made using water-jet, laser cutting and engraving technologies.
the water-jet cutter makes the reclaimed roof-top tiles, which are normally not recycled,
a usable size for the birdhouses, with the facade of the houses making reference to victorian houses
in appreciation of the history of the tile. the patterns are engraved on the wood board once
it has been cut into shape.


the roof tiles are cut to size using water-jet cutting



the houses engraved with victorian-esque facades



roof tiles waiting to be cut to a usable size with a rendering of the different shaped houses



the roof tiles cut to size



detail of the terracotta roof tiles


the birdhouses can be attached to the wall or function as their own free standing object

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