Sustaining Urban Ecosystems with Modular Brick Habitats

© Chooi-leng Tan

There's more than one way to boost much-needed biodiversity in urban areas. As a part of practicing sustainable architecture and developing more resilient urban ecosystems, some designers will incorporate living spaces for our feathered friends directly into transitional spaces or building facades, but the basic goal is to provide habitats which have been taken away by human activities.

Similar to last year's handcrafted Brick Biotopes, these customized Brick Habitats by UK-based designer Chooi-leng Tan take the approach of integrating avian habitats directly into new construction in the form of special bricks.

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Coming in three different shapes, these modular pieces can be stacked or arranged together in various and specific ways to create new homes for urban birds, insects and even plants. Water or food can be placed in the bricks to provide sustenance to urban wildlife.

© Chooi-leng Tan
© Chooi-leng Tan
© Chooi-leng Tan

There's not too much information on the upkeep that might be needed for these elegant habitats, but ideas like these are bound to add life and colour to the in-between spaces of city buildings. More over at Chooi-leng Tan's website.

Tags: Biodiversity | Birds | Urban Life