October 3, 2023


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For the Birds: 33 Artists and Designers Reimagine Avian Architecture at the Brooklyn Botanic Back garden


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June 27, 2022

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Olalekan Jeyifous’s “Birdega,” wool and metal, 16 x 16 x 16 inches. All illustrations or photos by Liz Ligon, © Brooklyn Botanic Garden, shared with permission

A vivid blue bodega, clustered wood complexes, and a common layout emblazoned with a Swiss flag occupy the lush landscape of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden this summer season. Eclectic in design, idea, and method, the assortment establishes dozens of small homes for avians across the 52-acre web-site as part of For the Birds, a group exhibition checking out the disastrous results of the weather crisis on the feathered creatures—scientists estimate that North American populations have been reduced by 29 p.c, or 3 billion birds, given that 1970.

Balancing practical needs with aesthetics, the demonstrate tasked 33 artists, designers, and collectives with building web-site-precise dwellings for unique species. “Woven” by Sourabh Gupta, for instance, capabilities spherical, apartment-design and style areas for wildly social sparrows, whilst Studio Barnes evoked the art deco architecture located all through southern Florida with “Fly South.” The coloration palette for that perform is derived from the lively, crimson feathers of cardinals.

For the Birds is on see via October 23, and you can see all of the designs on the garden’s web page. (by using Dezeen)


Sourabh Gupta, “Woven,” burlap, husk, plaster, and drinking water-dependent sealer, 30 × 24 × 18 inches

Roman and Williams Structures and Interiors: Stephen Alesch & Robin Standefer, “100 Martin Inn,” pure untreated purple cedar, 3 feet × 3 toes × 3 feet 8 inches

Shun Kinoshita and Charlap Hyman & Herrero, “Birdhouse,” silver nitrate, resin, plaster, paper, 15 x 15 x 18 inches

SO-IL, Dalma Földesi, Jung In Search engine marketing, Eventscape, “A Palace for Jap Bluebird,” ceramic and 3D-printed clay, 20 x 20 x 55 inches

Steven Holl & Raphael Mostel, “Four Birds,” maple hardwood, 30 x 14 inches

Studio Barnes, “Fly South,” wood and paint, 24 x 24 x 24 inches

Bureau Breathtaking and Kyle May well, Architect, “A Flock Devoid of a Murder,” timber and hardwood, 30 x 30 x 12 feet

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