Many works by the Nendo team utilize the signature techniques of repetition and impressive scale – see also the decorated walls in this house with repeating patterns made from moss, or this barrel-formed sculpture made from farming nets. These techniques are also at work in the“Bird Apartment” in the grandiose scale and height of the tree house and the repeated pitched roof forms.
The “Bird-Apartment” is secured high up in the trees at the Ando Momofuku Center. It is not at first obvious that the house is resting on top of limbs that were cut level, creating a platform. Since we do not see any trees piercing the interior of the house, it only then is that we realize the illusion, and know that the structure is balanced and secured on top of the tree. Nendo included subtly nuanced colors for the facades of the bird houses – it’s as if they sought to allow the birds individual choices when selecting their nesting place!
Photos by Masaya Yoshimura and Daici Ano