Bird Apartment Treehouse by Nendo

Imagine if birds were living the way that humans file themselves away in massive apartment buildings. Design firm Nendo has and created the Bird Apartment, a treehouse for humans in the shape of a birdhouse, but also containing space for 78 bird families to roost.

Set up in the Momofuku Ando Center in Nagano, the treehouse is designed to bring humans closer to nature through experience and good design. By entering the “human side” of the birdhouse/treehouse, you can view through each of the 78 apartment-style peepholes to see different bird families as they nest.

Kind of flipping the standard urban procedure around, as humans go off into nature to see birds in apartment buildings rather than on our own balconies staring at us.

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Michael is founder and director of the Mandalah Tokyo trends and innovation consultancy.