Architecture tends to be focussed on humans. Animals have always surrounded us, but in cities they seek shelter in vacant spaces and on the rooftops of buildings. Beak_n is a playful invitation to rethink how we relate to other species and provide space for them in our cities.
We were inspired by the free movement of migrating birds to design a beacon which creates a home for diverse life forms. The idea is to create a lively urban environment that allows various species to co-exist.
Beak_n is built with scaffolding components, making it easy and economical to assemble many different arrangements. The structure is a platform which various habitats can be clipped onto, allowing people to add to the installation over time.
The beacon alludes to the modern city where cranes and scaffolding are part of the urbanscape. The lively avian colours of the nest boxes stand out from the surroundings and draw attention to our feathered neighbours and their new home.