Gallery: Brick Habitats: Mini-Gardens for Habitat Restoration


Imagine having flora and fauna living inside the bricks of your building! A snow-white style fantasy? Not according to the designers of ‘Brick Habitats’ – bricks that have a little pocket for plants to grow and birds to hang out in. While most of the other entries into our massive Reburbia competition to find bold, new solutions to fix up suburbia propose large-scale solutions for the re-organization of housing or land use, Brick Habitats by Chooi-leng Tan envisions a much subtler change to the suburban landscape. These built-in brick coves are like mini-condos that attract native wildlife back to the suburbs!

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  1. Brick Habitats Beckon C... October 5, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    […] it turns out we were right – we had see them before but at the time, they were just a glimmer in designer Chooi-leng Tan’s eye (or computer, rather). The bricks have little pockets for greenery to flourish and also double as […]

  2. brane August 14, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    revolution is aggregation of small but potent ideas like this; small is necessary for the perception that it’s do-able on an individual’s scale, and potent because of the potential for viral-growth.

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