DZIUPLA / *pl: tree hollow
status / soon in sale
Finalist of MAKE ME! during LODZ DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014
award from magazine DESIGN ALIVE
award from magazine F5
TOP 5 Make Me! from magazine i-D
Honorary Award in 'interior and design' category
during Lower Silesian Festival of Architecture - DOFA 2015
Dziupla is modular nesting box for birds, designed to be installed on walls and trees in urban environments. The geometric form of origami refers to tree hollow where birds nest. It comes in two varations, one for small passerine birds (sparrows, nuthatches, flycatchers, redstarts, and woodpeckers) and for swifts.
Modular design allows installation of boxes in different positions and the creation of spatial sculptures that could arise for example on the end walls of buildings, like the murals. The intention is to create a website where anyone could sponsor 'Dziupla' and co-create a composition in the desired location, and in return receive a specially designed brooch. Nesting box is made of plywood and pine boards, varnished on the outside. 'Dziupla' could become an interesting alternative to the typical boxes for birds avaliable in the market and should encourage action to support conservation of birds in the city.
Dziupla was among the finalists of this year's competition Make Me! The Make Me! contest and exhibition are one of the landmarks of the Lodz Design Festival, and one of the most important international contests aimed at young designers. This year 21 projects have been selected out of 247 applications; the selected projects will be presented at the exhibition on 09-19/10/2014
The topic of environmental protection is very close to us. We are the designers of the first swift tower in Poland. This project drew our particular attention on the issue of the protection of birds in the city. The very idea was born during a walk in a nearby park, where we observe birds. We wanted to refresh the image of existing typical nesting boxes avaliable in the market and draw attention to the problem of declining bird populations in the city, in particular, loved by all of us, sparrows. Sparrows largely depend on the people and are most common in urban areas. In recent years, their number decreased by half in polish cities, and the species has been law protected. One of the factors for this situation is lack of natural breeding places due to thermal modernisation of buildings.
The inspiration was the tree hollow protruding from the tree trunk, which we made more geometrical. In terms of significance in environment, tree hollows are very important because they affect the preservation and enhancement of the biodiversity of the environment. The are home to many species of birds, mammals, insects and even fungi and bacteria.
We hope that we can put into live the action of 'Dziupla' sponsorship and that they will appear in parks and on the walls of buildings in the cities. 'Dziupla' could become an interesting alternative to the typical bird nesting boxes, which in result could increase attention to the issue of the protection of birds in the city.