How to Make a Habitat for Urban Wildlife With Bee Houses, Birdhouses, Insect Hotels, and Planter Boxes

January 4, 2014

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Here’s an idea I love that’s at the intersection of urbanization, design, and nature.

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Brike is series of modular bricks that together serve as a habitat for urban wildlife. The collection includes bee houses, birdhouses, insect hotels, and planters that work in harmony to … Read More…

Travel: Private “Vegitecture” Tour of Jardí Tarradellas, Barcelona’s Tallest Residential Vertical Garden

July 14, 2013

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These days we find gardens in unconventional places, from highway median dividers to old parking lots. The City of Barcelona has elevated growing plants in unlikely places to an art form, transforming newly exposed party walls into lush vertical gardens, turning … Read More…

Brass Birdhouse Made From 2,500 Reclaimed Bullets

July 5, 2012

From fighting to feathering, this creation says war is for the birds.  A single protruding bullet functions as a perch for this stunning brass birdhouse made from over 2,500 stray bullets recovered from hunting sites in Lebanon. New York City-based design studio … Read More…

Modern Shelters for Upwardly Mobile Birds

August 1, 2011

Nathan Danials designs modernist bird dwellings that humans will wish were large enough for them.

Available: Modernist Birdhouse with Pool
For “upper middle class modernist birds,” looking to enjoy their leisure time, this clear western red cedar and birch birdhouse has … Read More…

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