These modular birdhouses were inspired by the urban act of throwing shoes over power lines. These birdhouses can be clustered in various sized groups and slung over branches, power lines or fire escapes, creating a bird community. The houses leverage prefabrication and are conceived and designed in the spirit of the collective. The Birdhouses are a preoccupation involving our research in prefabrication, single surfaces, modularity and community.
The birdhouse is linked directly to the rapid prototyping process as a plug-and-play geometry with the SLA (stereolithography) or SLS (selective laser sintering) 3D printer. Punctures give a secondary texture to the geometry, allow the nest to reveal itself outside the soft shell and provide drainage. The polymer material is bead blasted to a soft translucency and is dishwasher safe.