frederik roije: breed retreat
frederik roije: breed retreat
apr 16, 2010

frederik roije: breed retreat

‘breed retreat’ by frederik roije




dutch designer frederik roije presents his project ‘breed retreat’ at ventura lambrate gallery during milan design week 2010. constructed with wood and finished with durable coating, the architectural hen house  has been designed to breed and retreat. ‘to eliminate the estrangement from our origin respecting nature will be necessary. designing a special place will give nature its space. even in urban society.‘ – frederik roije



frederik roije: breed retreat



frederik roije: breed retreat



frederik roije: breed retreat



frederik roije: breed retreat image © designboom



frederik roije: breed retreat image © designboom

  • this is great to be posted next to OMA’s Quebec enlargement!
    Seems like the a brilliant 1st of April comment of current state of Architecture.

    michael says:
  • to eliminate our estrangement to humour, censoring these comments will be necessary, even in urban society

    fred says:
  • 1984 for chickens?

    orwell says:
  • fred, is that a haiku?

    kev says:
  • love it.

    tom says:
  • Christ, that’s nicer than my own home, never thought I’d suffer from chicken envy

    Darin says:
  • i’ll strat laying eggs just to live here LOL

    mantis says:
  • somewhere in the birds

    PedrosPedro says:
  • don’t see whats so great about that. it looks nice but that doesn’t mean much to me and i doubt it means anything to the birds. better idea: build your own coop.

    bower says:
  • I would appreciate more explanation of the design choices made. Chickens in the city, I understand. Making an urban chicken coop look good, also understandable, neighbors and property values and all. But why windows? Is it solar incubation? Breeding? You don’t want roosters near your neighbors at 6am….

    Exxtremitie says:

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