tree house bird apartment by nendo 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

  • how much is rent? cause im not so convinced by the voyeuristic nature of the backside. must be pretty cool as a human though.

    mr. finch says:
  • you have to face death to climb that stair!!

    hulio says:
  • Beautiful, this is a perfect example of practical fine design, inspiring…

    Ewan says:
  • need to add one more shot through the peep hole showing the birds nest

    Darshan says:
  • This is Very cool!

    JJ. says:
  • practical? what makes you so sure the birds won\’t decide to fly in to the human section instead of the small holes on the other side?

    lloyd the great says:
  • Bird houses should be cleaned after nesting.. Oversight?

    But.. I would LOVE to have one for Purple Martins.

    Jim C. says:
  • please could you add one more shot through the peep hole showing the birds nest…Thx.

    swapnali das says:
  • Creepingly beautiful but it really looks dreamy. I love the tree house but that looks scary. [aurabackdrops.com]

    Backdrops says:
  • Has anyone here a construction drawing, I would like to have him.

  • WwwwwwwOoooooo…!!! nice one..love it!

    edVergara says:
  • I wonder if the birds will have social problems like humans do when stacked into high rises ?… you know, the avian equivalent of street crime, drug problems, suicide, mental health isssues…

    Corbu says:
  • I like it but as a pragmitist somebody, somehow, will need to clean out all those little bird tubes when they overfill with bird turds and straw and such. believe me I know from experience

    isor says:
  • Beautiful concept, excellent execution. I guess colour should have been combination of green and wood brown combination to make it more natural. Cleaning should be consider. may be few small holes at bottom for water drain.

    Nicky says:

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