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THE LAST WORD | LE MOT DE LA FIN

ATELIER ANONYMOUS WITH | AVEC MIKE SEYMOUR

NESTING INSTINCTS
FR_ > LP+ INSTINCTS DE NIDIFICATION
EN_
FOR bARN OWLS (Tyto alba), life can be precarious. Indeed,
in many areas of the world, including British Columbia, they
are threatened or rare, in large part due to habitat loss. But in
Richmond, BC, when the new residential community of Jayden
Mews infringed on nesting sites and perches of a familiar pair of
owls, community planners determined to convince the resident
owls to stay. An Art + Habitat design competition called for
designs for a nest and a series of perches which would become
a permanent home for barn owls and at the same time, serve as
public art for the new community.
JEWELS IN THE LANDSCAPE
The winning nest design is a ceramic vessel modelled from an
existing tree nest, a literal replication of an owl's natural home.
The vessel is of ideal dimensions to be a safe and habitable nest
for the resident pair, and designed to be easily replicated. The
nests were conceived to become a series: recognisable features,
or "jewels", in the Jayden Mews community, not only providing
habitat for barn owls but also, perhaps, for other wildlife.
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The nests will be propped up within pollarded willow trees, the
shoots of which will grapple and secure the nests as they grow in
the first year. Willows are fast-growing and suitable for the site:
they were historically present here. They are also easily shaped
and sculpted over time, using traditional pruning and pollarding
techniques. As the trees reach maturity, the ceramic nests will
serve another purpose as a kind of "positive", as the willow
forms itself around the vessel, creating new cavities inside the
willow "mold." After some years, the willow shoots will evolve
into robust branches to overcome the vessel, which will crack and
be removed symbolically, indicating that the development has
reached equilibrium within the new ecosystem. What will remain
are the willows with perches and cavities within - natural owl
habitat for years to come.
FOR DRAWINGS + DETAILS | POUR DES DESSINS + DÉTAILS > LP+
ARTIST'S IMPRESSION - BARN OWL NESTING IN POLLARDED WILLOW | VUE
D'ARTISTE : EFFRAIE DES CLOCHERS QUI NICHE DANS UN OSIER BLANC
IMAGE ATELIER ANONYMOUS + MIKE SEYMOUR



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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Spring 2015

To Being With | Pour Commencer
The New Small | Le Microcosme Réinventé
Paula Meijerink, Guest Editor | Rédactrice invitée
EN_LP+ | Small Matters: Backgrounder
FR_LP+ | Prodigieuse Petitesse
Writers | Collaboratuers
Je Vois Montreal
Upfront | Prologue
Forêt urbaine
Urban Braille
Find Your Pebble
Folly Forest
Parklet Experiment
Klynstra Scholarship
Prix 2014 Schwabenbauer
The Common Sense Curb Cut
Essay | Essai
Doggy Style
Projects in Place: The LA Flash Mob
Tiny Taxonomy
Lying Down in Public
Kelowna asks, "What if,,"
A Non-Urban Approach X3
New Directions | Nouvelles Avenues
Opinion
Critique
The Last Word | Le Mot de la Fin
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - FR_LP+ | Prodigieuse Petitesse
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Writers | Collaboratuers
Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Je Vois Montreal
Landscapes - Spring 2015 - The Common Sense Curb Cut
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Essay | Essai
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Doggy Style
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Projects in Place: The LA Flash Mob
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Tiny Taxonomy
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Lying Down in Public
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Kelowna asks, "What if,,"
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - A Non-Urban Approach X3
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - New Directions | Nouvelles Avenues
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Opinion
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Critique
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - The Last Word | Le Mot de la Fin
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