The bird we have chosen to design for is the Great Spotted Woodpecker. We are intrigued by its characteristic head-banging mechanical technique to create its organic-shaped home. We have taken the nest-void created by a woodpecker to turn it into a hyper comfortable home; A house identical to the one carved by the woodpecker in the tree trunk, but made of a flexible rubber. The organic silicon rubber house is framed by a cloche-vitrine that is filled with seeds thus becoming the pantry of the house itself.
The air-gap between the glass shell and the rubber nest insulates it from the outside environment, passively regulating the internal temperature for optimal Woodpecker living.
Wherein nuts and grains can be deposited via a corked mouth and ate through strategically placed holes at its bottom. We imagine this organic rubber nest to be able to stretch as the tiny woodpeckers grow up, be cuddled and massaged by the grain.
The exhibit HOUSE OF BIRDS by Action Giromari held in the Garden of Triennale di Milano for Design Week 2017 introduces 24 creations that weave together design, creativity, and nature. Roberto Giacomucci, creator and curator of the project, coordinated a workshop of 24 well-known Italian and foreign designers invited to meet one challenge: to design a birdhouse. They were free to express and experiment their own vision through functions, forms, colors, and finishes.
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