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Sustainable avian architecture
Tomoko Azumi's fanciful birdhouses — complete with engraved Victorian facades — are topped off with reclaimed roof tiles.
Tue, Sep 01, 2009 at 9:43 AM
Looking to spend Labor Day weekend getting your craft on with a brag-worthy DIY home décor project? Let Tomoko Azumi
— a member of super cool sustainable design collective TEN
— and her recycled roof tile birdhouses serve as inspiration.
Here’s the thing: Azumi uses water-jet laser technology to cut reclaimed roof tiles (normally non-recycled objects) to size so they fit atop her avian abodes. And most of us probably don’t have access to water-jet laser cutters. And most of us probably aren’t as skilled at engraving beautifully detailed Victorian-esque facades into wood as Azumi. But still, the basic concept behind the design — a craft-inspired animal shelter that incorporates home improvement refuse — is inspiring.
Have you ever created anything fanciful and fun out of landfill-bound leftovers (roof tiles, lumber, old fixtures, etc.) from a home improvement project?
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