Monday, May 14, 2012

Birds Do It

For the past couple of weeks, I've been following the progress of a couple birds living in our courtyard as they build their nest. Apparently, they find the water gutter next to the Bicycle Room ideal. (BTW: They're very territorial. I've had to duck my head a few times getting my bike.)

This quote by the Berlin architect and founder of the Bauhaus School, Walter Gropius (1883-1969) seems appropriate. The goal of a designer should be to make "the greatest possible effect with the least possible means." With just some twigs, leaves, and whatnot, birds are able to fashion a practical living structure.


Michael Montgomery said...

Fernando, what species? -Michael

Fernando De Leon said...

A Good Question. I don't know the answer. They are black with yellow beaks. Smaller than a crow but larger than a sparrow. I need to do a little research.

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