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If famous architects built for the birds


With keeping chickens being all the rang – whoops, rage – many urban birds are being housed in deluxe dwellings our great-grandparents would have been lucky to have for themselves.

Inspired by these designer cages, Marko at Munchkin Wrangler imagined what the result would be had famous architects turned their attention to our feathered friends.

The Frank Lloyd Wright: A beautiful chicken coop mimicking the flow of water down a stony terrace. Eighteen different square elements are stacked into a descending spiral shape. It takes two people nine hours to clean the poop out of all the nooks and crannies every week.

The Minoru Yamasaki: Two box-shaped coops slightly offset next to each other. Each coop has a 10x10ft. footprint and is 120 feet high, holding 12,000 chickens.

The Walter Gropius/Bauhaus: A coop vaguely shaped like a rooster comb and made out of steel and glass. The chickens live in 128 identical single apartments with little balconies. Because of the huge windows, interior temperature on sunny days is 112 degrees.

Full story at Munchkin Wrangler via Neatorama.

Avian architecture.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

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