With the 2010 London Design Festival having wrapped up a couple days back, highlights are steadily trickling in throughout the green design blogosphere.
I’ve stumbled across a slew of interesting goodies but one particular design that really stuck with me is the nogg, a prefabricated, egg-shaped palace for backyard broods. Backyard chicken keeping, while not exactly new, has officially reached eco au courant status as self-sufficient suburbanites — and daring urbanites — rediscover the joys of “poulet chalets,” as The San Francisco Chronicle calls them. In fact, The Chronicle points out that Yahoo searches on “chicken coops” are up 100 percent.
The thing is, backyard chicken coops aren’t always necessarily the most aesthetically pleasing structures. But like the Eglu Chicken House, the nogg has a sleek, modern look that beautifully blends in with your, umm, backyard office pod.
Re-Nest reflects on the nogg’s unique design:
The idea of a chicken living inside something that resembles the thing it actually creates is a little bizarre (like a human living inside a giant baby doll of sorts), but at least it's pleasing to the eye, a little cooler than a traditional coop, and feels a bit more sculptural.