Bird cliff biodiversity house

Sketching up ideas for houses that are both good for biodiversity, locals and hikers

Illustration for a seabird building along a coast trail

Idea and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt –

Many seabirds are becoming endangered as their numbers drop because of a whole handful of reasons from pollution to loss of breeding areas, food when their traditional habitats are swallowed up for human needs. But could we start to design architecture that isn’t just for us to use, but also for birds?

Biodiversity architecture designed for both humans and birds

My thought here is that maybe we can design buildings inspired by the beautiful bird cliffs that along many coastlines define the boundary between sea and land.

As a hiker I wonder how it would be to walk along the sea to a fishing village, town or even city, where the buildings facing the sea were not only inviting to locals and hikers, but also to birds. Buildings with a life around them of a much more varied kind than today

Here is a ink and watercolor illustration of the idea of a biodiversity building for humans – and bird co-existence: 

Illustration of a bird cliff house surrounded by flying birds. Drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt
Bird cliff biodiversity architecture idea by Frits Ahlefeldt

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