Nature’s Master Architects by Bianca Tuckwell

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Many might be familiar with the structural marvels of a weaver bird’s nest, but even at the most fundamental level, the nests of your backyard residents are equally impressive. Bianca Tuckwell, in her photograph series, features the architectural marvels of a variety of birds. The portraits of the nests against pastel backgrounds depict the careful planning of each home’s construction, and also reveal the analogies between a bird’s nest and architecture. A moss-lined nest might evoke the notion of a carpeted interior while extraneous odds and ends incorporated with the massing of twigs might point to reuse and recycled materials. So perhaps, architects – let’s not be too proud. We’re not the only ones designing homes!

All Images © Bianca Tuckwell



Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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