‘favela’ by andrew siu + jeffrey liu
concieved by vancouver-based designers andrew siu and jeffrey liu, the project was spawned from a birdhouse design exhibit put on
by the vancouver design bureau collective. looking into how wildlife adapts into urban spaces, the idea of favela was influenced by
haas & hahn, two artists reframing the notorious slums of brazil into vibrant, uplifting communities through painted murals.
while taking the same approach in showcasing the idea of ‘urbanized wildlife’, it reintroduces color and wildlife back into urban
spaces through temporary graffiti. earth-magnets are implemented as a non-traditional way of securing the birdhouses onto
industrialized surfaces. ‘favela’ includes a negative extrusion with a concealed opening and removable top inhibiting predators
from entering the nest.
cutout allows birds to enter from both directions
favela in a residential area
favela on a street sign
concealed opening inhibits predators from entering
favela is equipped with earth magnets
process shot, pieces are being clamped
process shot, body is prepped before being painted
process shot, favela painted in lime green