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Taiwanese Birdhouses at DMY Berlin Are Inspired by Rice Farmers’ Relationship To Sparrows
Posted By Ana Lisa On June 13, 2012 @ 1:00 pm In Animals,Art,Design,Environment,Green Materials,Green Products,Innovation | No Comments
The interdependent  relationship between sparrows and rice has always been important within Taiwan’s Jenju village . The birds eat insects that otherwise would destroy the rice plantations, leaving huge amounts of leftover rice straws after each harvest, which was historically used as a building material. Inspired by this symbiotic relationship, designer Gina Hsu from DHH Studio  created a series of cute biodegradable bird houses.
Spotted at this year’s bustling Taiwan’s space at DMY Berlin , these nature-inspired bird houses offer our friendly flying creatures a space to retreat. Made from a bunch of dried rice straws that have been weaved in a traditional style, they take many cozy shapes. To be used in the fields or hanged in a city’s balcony, these cute rice straw birdhouses will help birds while exposing your inner kindness.
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Photos © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat / OU Studio
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 interdependent: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interdependence
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