02 Oct '16, 7am

4 Nest-Inspired Designs for Humans

4 Nest-Inspired Designs for Humans

Architects are constantly taking cues from bird nest construction and incorporating them into their designs, but in the context of designing an entire home, the nest idea becomes more abstract. For starters, there is the Nest House by a21studio in Thuan An, Vietnam, which is a low-budget riff on the nest concept that uses criss-crossed steel lattice in the exterior façade. The exterior lattice doubles as a support structure for vines and the resulting intersections of straight, crisp lines (the steel) and loose, organic forms (the vines) does give it a nest-like vibe. In Singapore, there’s a high-end version by WOHA , also called Nest House, which uses a random arrangement of lightweight aluminum rods to create a woven pattern around the home’s exterior. One of the most truly nest-like large-scale structures isn’t a residence, but a stunning equestrian center outside Pragu...

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