Gallery: RESOLUTION: 4 BIRDHOUSES

 

Most people associate Resolution: 4 Architecture with prefab — especially their work for Dwell’s custom prefab collection. The last time we saw RES4 was, in fact, at Dwell on Design, but what captivated us was not so much their gorgeous modern architecture as a little accent piece they created recently for a charity event: a birdhouse inspired by the classic urban tennis-shoes-over-the-telephone-wire trick.

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Gallery: RESOLUTION: 4 BIRDHOUSES

 

Most people associate Resolution: 4 Architecture with prefab — especially their work for Dwell’s custom prefab collection. The last time we saw RES4 was, in fact, at Dwell on Design, but what captivated us was not so much their gorgeous modern architecture as a little accent piece they created recently for a charity event: a birdhouse inspired by the classic urban tennis-shoes-over-the-telephone-wire trick.

Read the rest of this entry »

Gallery: RESOLUTION: 4 BIRDHOUSES

 

Most people associate Resolution: 4 Architecture with prefab — especially their work for Dwell’s custom prefab collection. The last time we saw RES4 was, in fact, at Dwell on Design, but what captivated us was not so much their gorgeous modern architecture as a little accent piece they created recently for a charity event: a birdhouse inspired by the classic urban tennis-shoes-over-the-telephone-wire trick.

Read the rest of this entry »

Gallery: RESOLUTION: 4 BIRDHOUSES

 

Most people associate Resolution: 4 Architecture with prefab — especially their work for Dwell’s custom prefab collection. The last time we saw RES4 was, in fact, at Dwell on Design, but what captivated us was not so much their gorgeous modern architecture as a little accent piece they created recently for a charity event: a birdhouse inspired by the classic urban tennis-shoes-over-the-telephone-wire trick.

Read the rest of this entry »

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11 Comments

  1. Erik van Lennep October 1, 2007 at 3:26 am

    So funny! I love the look of these, and appreciate the inspiration behind them. I agree that a spinning, swinging perforated (subject to soaking from the rain) milk bottle seems an unlikely choice for nesting. They would make attractive lights however.

    But the perennial question begged by this and so many other designs is: Why aren’t designers trained to connect the dots? Of all professions, design is the one which should be leading the way on integrated thinking….I mean is that not what the design process is supposed to entail? Why didn’t the designers ask themselves just what a good birdhouse needs to provide? Others have already pointed out the obvious flaws, which are so fundamental they will ensure no bird would look twice at these.

  2. Inhabitat » PREFA... April 20, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    […] 4 Architecture has quite the list of impressive projects, from their Modular BirdHouses to their Dwell […]

  3. Masako Masumoto November 17, 2006 at 12:14 am

    This will be my incognito, my house.
    A house for a blue bird, I can be snuggled; snuggled down; like a hammck in the sky.

  4. Michael October 12, 2006 at 8:23 pm

    At my office there are a series of birdhouses hung by string from trees. The problem with them is that they spin with the slightest bit of wind and no birds will live in them. The holes in the design will help, but I’m still not sure a hanging bird tree will be inviting to a bird. Still, it is an interesting piece and i like the metaphor being used here.

  5. Kevin at TasteTV October 12, 2006 at 7:55 pm

    Those are very cool birdhouses, but the question about cleaning is relevant. Perhaps the rain? Maybe we should profile them on TasteTV? FYI, if you haven’t seen the TasteTV video abou the Dwell on Design Conference, you can see it at http://www.TasteTV.com, or go here:

    http://www.tastetv.com/foodchannel-videos.html?bcpid=144000933&bclid=76269244&bctid=226568835

  6. amy lou stein October 12, 2006 at 1:01 am

    well they are super pretty, for sure!

  7. matt October 11, 2006 at 12:35 pm

    interseting idea, but how do you clean them out?

    http://birding.about.com/library/weekly/aabyb103001-house.htm

  8. Olivier Pigasse October 11, 2006 at 7:14 am

    Super gesture, very good concept, but why not to chose a cheaper process ??? …
    (round molded ? > french low cost translation)

  9. fiona macandrew October 10, 2006 at 6:50 pm

    Love these bird houses. Are they for sale, and if so, how do I get hold of them?

  10. Donna Eble October 10, 2006 at 4:49 pm

    These are not only brillant but functional! How do I get my hands on these- I want a dozen!

  11. cardboardmonocle.com &r... October 10, 2006 at 4:03 pm

    […] Created by RESOLUTION: 4 Architecture merely as peice for a charity event, these birdhouses were lovingly inspired by the urban shoe/powerline trick.  This project also served as an opportunity to experiment with digital rapid (SLA) prototyping.  Flung over a telephone line, or a tree limb, they come in different sizes for different birds.  This is the sort of genius that comes when a designer that is used to more complex problems takes on a simple one.  These are functional, eco-friendly, and aesthetically pleasing… I want some. [Source= Inhabitat] […]

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