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Sweden’s Thatched Takern Visitor Center is Home to 100 Species of Birds
Posted By Helen Morgan On November 23, 2012 @ 4:28 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,green roof | No Comments
Lake Tåkern visitor center provides a place for birds to retreat as well as nesting materials for birds to build their own cozy houses. The asymmetrical center is formed around a central entrance courtyard. The center was constructed using traditional materials – the walls are lined with timber, and a single skylight allows natural light to enter the building,
Over time, the center will fade in color and acquire a grey tone to suit the surrounding shades of the Swedish landscape. Located on the banks of Lake Tåkern , the center is beautifully situated to give visitors views out across the water.
+ Wingårdhs 
Images courtesy of Tord-Rickard Söderström
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 Sweden: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden
 Wingårdhs: http://www.wingardhs.se/php/flash.html
 thatched: http://inhabitat.com/tag/thatched-roof/
 bird watchers: http://inhabitat.com/tag/bird-watching/
 Lake Tåkern: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%A5kern
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