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- Gasper Fabijan
- sustainable chicken coop food production nature
Coop constructed in golden ratio with hidden egg allegories concerning the universe and geometry.
"Discovering the beauty of living with nature, that was so self-evident to generations before us, is the only future that can inspire us with optimism.
A wooden frame is constructed in golden section. Ladder mounted on a side of a frame leads to the henhouse - a cube with a side of one meter. Inside it there is a roosting bar and nests, where they lay eggs. For the owner, the nests are accessible from the back. A water container is also hidden inside the cube.
The perforations on the henhouse ceiling serve as ventilation and form a map of our galaxy, as many ancient religions believed the universe was created from an egg.
As the chickens graze, they can look at a golden egg with a quote in ancient greek “God always uses geometry”. Hopefully one day a hen will be inspired by it to start laying them on her own.
Both hen houses - a prototype, which is in use, and the final product on display, were made in a wood workshop of an Organisation for people with intellectual disabilities."
- Does your design take social and cultural challenges and human wellbeing into consideration?
On account of recent pandemic, it is the perfect moment to rethink our production of food and way of living on general, as we are embracing work-from-home solutions.
- Does your design support sustainable production, embodying circular or regenerative design practices?
Entire coop, apart from roof is made form wood. a completely low-tech wooden project, which I strongly believe is a small but significant step towords sustainable future and a chance for closer relationship with animals.
- Does your design use principles of distribution and open source?
As the plans for the coop are relatively simple, it can be made in any wood shop. The coop, which I am submiting to you were made in a workshop of an organisation for people with intellectual disabilities.
- Does your design promote awareness of responsible design and consumption?
I am submiting a completely low-tech wooden project, which I strongly believe is a small but significant step towords sustainable future and a chance for closer relationship with animals - everytime we collect the eggs we say to them: “Thank you!”
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