Sunday, February 11, 2018

Day 2026: For the birds & birders ...







journal sketch 16: ink, acrylic











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Click here for Aretha Franklin, Until you come back to me.
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I have friends Judy & Dan, who are birders ...


photos by Masaya Yoshimura and Daici Ano

so I naturally thought of them & hope they see this.


photos by Masaya Yoshimura and Daici Ano


photos by Masaya Yoshimura and Daici Ano

Design firm Nendo has created a massive tree house 
dubbed “bird apartment,” in which visitors to the natural sanctuary 
can climb in and observe 78 mini-birdhouses through peep-holes. 
From the front, the structure resembles an urban apartment complex, 
except it’s entirely out of place perched high in a tree. 



photos by Masaya Yoshimura and Daici Ano

A slightly precarious-looking ladder 
connects the back of it to the ground, 


photos by Masaya Yoshimura and Daici Ano

allowing one visitor at a time to climb up 



photos by Masaya Yoshimura and Daici Ano
  
and observe each apartment unit through tiny holes.



photos by Masaya Yoshimura and Daici Ano
photos by Masaya Yoshimura and Daici Ano



























The Bird Apartment is located in the  
Ando Momofuku Center
Komoro, Nagano Prefecture, Japan




A nature conservatory named after Momofuku Ando, 
Mr. Cup Noodle, founder of Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd.
 




The center certainly is known for for it's design 
as its main facility is a stunning structure ...




and for my architect friend Carrol, it was
designed by Kengo Kuma.




* more birds tomorrow by Ryo Takemasa.






And, in keeping with the bird theme ...
Pixar's award winning 3 minute video, For the Birds ...




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkFuvTHaMUE
guaranteed to bring a smile!











A smile for Sunday ...








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