Cabin In The Sky Was Created For Birdwatching And Writing.

Standing 25 feet above the ground, this steel framed cabin combines the look of a treehouse with the cozy wood-clad interior of a modern home and is a the perfect perch for birdwatching and a private sanctuary for writing, which is exactly what the clients wanted. Read more

PICTO, The 2D House Symbol Turned Into A Charming Abode For Birds.

PICTO bird house

Picto created by Birds For Design for brand Qui est Paul?. The Picto bird house offers a modern attractive shelter for small birds. The simplicity of its 3D shape is inspired by the common 2D symbol or pictogram of a house, hence the name Picto, as in pictogram. Read more

Architect Craig Steely Partners With Jeepney Projects To Design A Philippine Eagle Reserve Ecolodge With Modern Ecopods.

above: the proposed Philippine Eagle Reserve Ecolodge 
Mindanao, Philippines

Architect Craig Steely has partnered with Jeepney Projects Worldwide to conceive of and design an Ecolodge in Mindanao. His vision includes these beautiful prefabricated ecopods to help create respect and awareness for the world’s rarest eagle, the Philippine Eagle and its natural habitat.

Each prefabricated pod is supported on a single pier foundation with supporting guy wires. This allows each pod the flexibility to be placed on any topography as well as the ability to relocate if required. The top prism has a fabric roof with screen walls while the lower prism is translucent and made with locally reclaimed corrugated wood walls. The ecopods can sleep 6 people on the 2 floors.

Presently local farmers create income by slashing forest and eagle habitat, replacing it with grazing land for livestock and pushing the already dwindling Philippine Eagle population closer to extinction.

above: The Philippine Eagle Foundation uses nonreleasable male eagles that can’t be released for artificial insemination and public display.

Carefully managed eco-tourism will create a stronger local and international awareness for the eagle’s plight as well as the financial means to employ and subsidize the local residents. Ultimately, the goal is for the local people to see the value in stewarding the land and change their perception of the eagle from a pest to an asset.

About the architect:
Craig Steely is a San Francisco and Hawaii based architect. He opened his architecture studio in 1995 and has been a guest lecturer at UC Berkeley and at Cal Poly and at many conferences including the Monterey Design Conference. His work has been awarded recognition by the American Institute of Architects and published widely in books and periodicals, among them Dwell, Sunset,Architectural Record, California Home and Design, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times. In 2009 he was selected as an “Emerging Talent” by the AIA California Council. Jeepney Projects is proud to have caught his interest and support.

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See This Art Exhibit Before It Migrates. Borderland Birds By David Tomb.

There’s only a few more days to visit this amazing art exhibit/installation at the San Francisco Electric Works gallery. Borderland Birds, works on paper by David Tomb, features work inspired by Tomb’s birding trips to the borderlands of the United States and Mexico will close this Saturday, May 29th. Read more