• “The bird we have chosen to design for is the Great Spotted Woodpecker. We are intrigued by its literally head-banging mechanical technique to create its organic-shaped home. We have taken the nest-void created by a woodpecker and turned it into a super comfortable home; it’s identical to the one carved by the woodpecker in the tree trunk, but made of a flexible rubber. The organic silicon rubber house is covered by a cloche-vitrine that is filled with seeds, becoming the house pantry. In that way, nuts and grains can be inserted through the bottom opening and eaten through holes strategically placed on the bottom. We imagine that this organic rubber nest is able to stretch as the tiny woodpeckers grow up, and be cuddled and massaged by the grains. The air-gap between the glass shell and the rubber nest insulates the internal from the outside environment, passively regulating the temperature for an optimal Woodpecker living.”

    Materials and Processing:

    Internal structure in polyurethane rubber made from a mold

    Shell in thermoformed methacrylate

    Base in cork wood

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