Nendo: Tree-house bird apartment

The Japanese design studio has completed a small apartment at the Momofuku Ando Centre: on a tree top, one person and 78 birds can peacefully coexist.

 

News / Daici Ano, Masaya Yoshimura

Japanese design studio Nendo has recently completed a Tree House Bird Apartment at the Momofoku Ando Centre, in Komoro, Nagano, Japan.

The centre, which encourages access to nature and a series of activities outdoors, is located in a forest in the mountainous region of Nagano. Nendo designed a small one-person "apartment" — shaped like a giant birdhouse — in a tree-top, which can be shared with up to 78 birds.

On one side, a ladder allows access by one person at a time. On the opposite side of the tree house, 78 small entrances allow access to an equal number of small birdhouses. The human occupant of the apartment can peek into the birdhouses, observing a series of local birds, while peacefully coexisting with them.

Nendo: Tree house bird apartment
Location: Momofuku Ando Center, Komoro, Nagano, Japan
Completion: 2012

Nendo, Tree house "bird" apartment, Momofuku Ando Center, Japan

Nendo, Tree house "bird" apartment, Momofuku Ando Center, Japan

Nendo, Tree house "bird" apartment, Momofuku Ando Center, Japan

Nendo, Tree house "bird" apartment, Momofuku Ando Center, Japan

Nendo, Tree house "bird" apartment, Momofuku Ando Center, Japan

Nendo, Tree house "bird" apartment, Momofuku Ando Center, Japan

Nendo, Tree house "bird" apartment, Momofuku Ando Center, Japan

Nendo, Tree house "bird" apartment, Momofuku Ando Center, Japan