emma nilsson: livet på en pinne bird module emma nilsson: livet på en pinne bird module
aug 04, 2012

emma nilsson: livet på en pinne bird module

‘livet på en pinne’ by emma nilsson

swedish designer emma nilsson, a recent masters graduate from lund university has proposed a thesis analyzing the high demands 
on agricultural farming and how production using heavy machinery and pesticides has had an intensifying effect on horticulture 
over the years. the decrease in biodiversity within the landscape has affected important bird nesting grounds, where their ability to 
find food and water has been diminished.
the project ‘livet på en pinne’ mimics a natural biotope, that could be placed within an agronomous landscape. 
the module simulates an eco-system, taking existing materials within a farm site such as stones, branches and leafs 
to create breeding grounds and habitats for different bugs and species. insects assist farmers with pollination and pest 
control on their cropland and providing an important food source for the birds. the top of the product is designed 
to collect rainwater, accommodating them with a fresh water source and an area for cleaning their feathers. 
lid made in concrete to collect rainwater

bottom plate inside the module that holds the stone materials

middle plate inside the module that holds the wooden materials

top plate inside the module that holds the organic plant materials

integrated handles to facilitate carrying

functions that the module provides

how to install the module on the farm

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