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The Guano de Paris Pigeon House Also Collects Bird Poop for Compost
Posted By Ana Lisa Alperovich On May 1, 2013 @ 4:34 pm In Animals,Architecture,Green Materials,Recycling / Compost | No Comments
Designer Jean-Sébastien Poncet  imagined a multi-use terracotta apartment complex for sheltering urban pigeons  and turning their poo into compost. Intended for the French capital, “The Guano de Paris” aims to rehabilitate the birds, collect their droppings and facilitate a peaceful coexistence with citizens.
Produced in partnership with the Sheet Metal Forézienne, the terracota  and steel design collects the birds’ droppings and mixes them with a vermicompost to produce what’s essentially pigeon poo fertilizer. The resulting fertilizer can be used for the green spaces or sold back to citizens, in turn creating a more friendly, social relation between the birds and humans.
Moreover, the designers see these compartments being placed in parks, providing the city with a safe way to manually sterilize eggs and promote a healthier fixed bird  population.
Via Archi Design Club 
Photos by Jean-Sébastien Poncet 
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 Jean-Sébastien Poncet: http://www.jean-sebastienponcet.com/
 pigeons: http://inhabitat.com/cohen-van-balen-makes-soap-from-pigeons-poop-using-specially-designed-bacteria/
 terracota: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terracotta
 bird: http://inhabitat.com/brussels-based-jojo-uses-carrier-pigeons-to-deliver-eco-conscious-sneakers/
 Archi Design Club: http://www.archidesignclub.com/magazine/rubriques/amenagement-exterieur/44522-jardins-jardin-le-guano-de-paris.html#.UUFyLjSv2-g.twitter
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