Bird Illustration

BIRDHOUSE DESIGN

(Competition)

Prize Achieved: Exhibition Award

Group or Individual: Individual

Submission Date: 23.03.2018

Competition Website: Here

Project Code: B1R214

Illustration by

Ömer Varol

Participants were asked to design a birdhouse and to make a real-scale prototype of the design proposal which respects the existing culture of birdhouses in Turkey and with the ability to be easily and swiftly produced.

MEMORY OF BIRDHOUSES IN TURKISH SOCIETY

Birdhouse Sketch

From the earliest times in Turkish History, birdhouses played a vital role, shaping the streets and neighbourhoods. These formations are comprehensively analyzed and sketched.

Birdhouse Sketch
Birdhouse Sketch
Birdhouse Sketch
Birdhouse Sketch
Birdhouse Sketch

WHERE ARE THE BIRDHOUSES OF OUR ERA?

While beginning the design process, this question is raised and considered as the main design problem. More elaborately the question is: “ How can a birdhouse be designed, considering today’s conception and economical production systems, respecting the collective memory of Turkish society over animal shelters.

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Birdhouse Diagram
Birdhouse Diagram

On Walls

On Facades

On Floors or Roofs

DESIGN APPROACH

Traditional Turkish Houses with sofas inspired the Bird House design with spaces having various levels of privacy and sheltering. There is a “sofa” in the base plate along with other spaces to provide an area where birds can observe surrounding to be safe from predator birds also where they can socialize.

Birdhouse Diagram
Birdhouse Design

Traditional Turkish Houses with sofas inspired the Bird House design with spaces having various levels of privacy and sheltering. There is a “sofa” in the base plate along with other spaces to provide an area where birds can observe surrounding to be safe from predator birds also where they can socialize.

TECHNICAL APPROACH

Mind Map
Birdhouse Diagram

Thanks to interlocking pieces; plates damaged, decayed could be changed very easily without harming other plates and parts.

There are holes in the lower covering plate to provide effective passive ventilation to the birds achieving a sustainable indoor quality.

Birdhouse Diagram
Birdhouse Diagram

The interlocking system which holds the base plate.

There are four water evacuation holes on the bottom plate.

Birdhouse Diagram
Birdhouse Diagram

All the panels are cut from one 90x100 cm plate using CNC or laser machine, immensely reducing the material lost in the production process. This way, the production is exceptionally fast with the lowest lost material rates.

TECHNICAL DRAWINGS

Birdhouse Drawings

CNC PRODUCTION

Birdhouse Production

PHOTOS FROM PRODUCTION PROCESS

Ömer Varol Birdhouse
Birdhouse Production
Birdhouse Production
Birdhouse Production
Birdhouse Production
Birdhouse Design
Birdhouse Design