Natalie Jeremijenko (X Clinic - New York University) called us to think about the birds’ collective accommodation in to the city for her exhibition at Postmasters Gallery in New York. it’s what originates Bird’s Lab or Bird Slab, where each family has a tunnel into a bar (Slab) of apartments, where their domestic life is seen by everyone (Lab).
The second and definitive version, consisted of appropriating the Casa da Musica in Oporto designed by Rem Koolhaas, where everything is “songs with views”, to reconvert it into a house. Birds sing and need the views, so the translation seems natural.
The holes’ different sizes allow the coexistence of varied residents, birds of different species and sizes.