Birdhouses


Mankind has disturbed the harmony by chasing the birds away. Therefore we decided to give back to the birds in the shape of birdhouses.




w/ Rosa Zwiers 
2020

In the U.S. alone, there are more than 13.000 bird strikes each year, more than 40 each day.

The very machine that we’ve based on the anatomy of the bird has become their biggest threat in the air.

Ironically, during the pandemic, the desolated airports have become a major breeding area for birds. This has made it harder to prevent birds from flying into airplanes, or airplanes into birds.



Mankind has disturbed the harmony by chasing the birds away.

Therefore we decided to give back to the birds 
in the shape of birdhouses made from old plane parts. 




With a form of assemblage, we planned to use old, retired plane parts to welcome birds for nesting.

The metal alloys might seem cold and bare, but by framing them in a different context, a new meaning arises.

The Deltion College in Zwolle was kind enough to invite us to their campus, and take whatever we wanted for our project.

We ended up collecting F-16 parts of different sizes, forms, and functions.

2022 — Rotterdam