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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,Green Materials,Green Products | No Comments

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The interdependent [2] relationship between sparrows and rice has always been important within Taiwan’s Jenju village [3]. 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 [4] created a series of cute biodegradable bird houses.

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Spotted at this year’s bustling Taiwan’s space at DMY Berlin [5], 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.

+ DHH Studio [4]

+ DMY Berlin [5]

Photos © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat / OU Studio


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[2] interdependent: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interdependence

[3] Jenju village: http://www.jenju.org.tw/english/index.htm

[4] DHH Studio: http://web.mac.com/dhhs/dhhs/DHHs.html

[5] DMY Berlin: http://dmy-berlin.com/

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