Nestled into a gap in a typical Victorian railway terrace, the Bird House is proposal for a walk-in aviary resonating with the stories, specific and historic, of human interaction with birds. The building-scale installation is a cheerful and curious intervention celebrating the fertility of overgrown spaces. Its built form is part-dissection, part-homage to the ubiquity of the terraced house, but as a living installation, it also suggests new ways of integrating nature with our cities extant. The Bird House makes nature your neighbour.
The Bird House won the Room for London competition run by Artangel and the London Evening Standard in 2012.