18 May '12, 8am

Hand-Sculpted "Brick Biotopes" Turn Brick Walls Into Wildlife Habitats (Video)

Hand-Sculpted "Brick Biotopes" Turn Brick Walls Into Wildlife Habitats (Video)

© Micaela Nardella and Oana Tudose We've discussed at length before how sustainable architecture is not just about the latest and greatest geegaws tacked onto buildings, but is also about linking them with the natural ecosystem in which they sit in. Deliberately giving biodiversity a leg up by integrating measures to provide habitat for urban wildlife is one way to do it, and we've seen some pretty nifty, well-designed examples that do just that. But what about your humble brick wall? © Micaela Nardella and Oana Tudose Seen over at Design Milk during Milan Design Week , here's one design that takes the standard red brick as a point of departure. Addressing the disappearance of the House Sparrow in the Netherlands, a pair of designers turned to the traditional technique of sand-casting brick moulds to create what they call "Brick Biotopes." © Micaela Nardella and Oana Tudos...

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