Birds in the blocks
Not concerned that they were designed for House Sparrows, a Blue Tit family has been incubating their brood in one Union Street Urban Orchard ‘duplexes’ over the last few weeks.
Blue Tit leaving Nestworks Block at the Union Street Urban Orchard. Photo: Peter Thomas
The adapted readymades, fashioned from a standard Lignacite block, were the first prototypes installed for the 2010 London Festival of Architecture, so its fitting that they were also the first to be occupied.
Commissioned by the Architecture Foundation as a permanent legacy for the festival, Nestworks feature in the ‘Union Street Urban Orchard Book : A Case Study of Creative Interim Use’ which will be available from The Architecture Foundation website and at the book launch tonight.
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