Birdhut’s facade has integrated birdhouses to boost local biodiversity

Birdhut's facade has integrated birdhouses to boost local biodiversity

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© Studio North Human habitats could do a lot more than provide shelter for humans; future sustainable, low-carbon buildings could also incorporate design elements to boost local biodiversity as well. We’ve seen examples of this before, such as these bird-colony structures that can be added onto under-utilized urban walls. For Canada’s Studio North , this element came in the form of 12 birdhouses, attached to a larger, human-sized, elevated structure they call the Birdhut . © Studio North Seen over at Contemporist , the Birdhut sits among the treetops, located on a hill near Windermere, British Columbia. Designed as a place to retreat into nature, the main draw is the location and the potentially close encounters with wildlife. The birdhouse openings, which are integrated into the Birdhut’s shingled facade, are sized according to the birds that are endemic to this mountainous region, explain the designers: The materials, form, and […]

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