tree house bird apartment by nendo
sep 11, 2012
tree house bird apartment by nendo



tree house ‘bird-apartment’ by nendo at momfuku ando centre, nagano prefecture, japan
photo by masaya yoshimura

nendo has conceived a tree house ‘bird-apartment’ structure which is intended for use by one person, and / or multiple birds.
developed for the momofuku ando centre – committed to promoting access to nature – in the forest of komoro city in
japan’s mountainous nagano prefecture, the dwelling takes on the typical iconic house profile, divided in two.
one side features 78 nest spaces for birds, while the other has an opening for one person to enter and peer into the birds’ nests
from inside the tree house.


the dwelling is supported by three trees
photo by masaya yoshimura


installation view
photo by masaya yoshimura


one side of the structure is outfitted with an amalgam of 78 bird houses
photo by daici ano


detail
photo by masaya yoshimura


photo by daici ano


opposite the 78 bird nests is an opening for humans to climb through into the tree house
photo by daici ano


the tree house in use
photo by daici ano


interior view of the ‘tree house’ side which features peepholes for individuals to peer into the ‘bird house’ quarters
photos by daici ano


the structure is divided by a wall which features multiple peep holes for humans to look through and observe activity on the birds’ side
photo by daici ano


photo by masaya yoshimura


the tree house in context

photo by masaya yoshimura


conceptual sketch


conceptual sketch

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