As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday, 17 September 2012

'Bird-Apartment' In Japan Now Open Above Komoro City's Momofuku Ando Center

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman:

In some kind of bizarre Hitchcockian mash-up (spying on your neighbors, dizzying heights, stairs, a massive amount of birds) set amongst a tranquil woodland area in Japan’s Nagano prefecture, Tokyo-based design firm Nendo has created a 78-unit avian apartment complex-cum-human-sized treehouse dubbed, most appropriately, Bird-Apartment.

The minimalist, house-shaped structure — described by its designers as "collective housing for many birds and one person" — is perched in a forest canopy high above the grounds of Komoro City’s Momofuku Ando Center. This “nature activity facility” of sorts is named in honor of the Taiwan-born genius who introduced Nissin Top Ramen to the world. (Starving college students take note: he died at the age of 96 in 2007 and credited his longevity to a daily diet of instant noodles.)


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