Why make a contemporary stainless steel birdhouse?
I’m a fan of modern architecture as well as a bird watcher. The Museum Birdhouse arose from a combination of these interests and a desire to create a truly functional birdhouse that had a contemporary aesthetic. I wanted to make use of modern materials and fabrication techniques. The design of the birdhouse was inspired by the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, the Experience Music Project in Seattle, the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, and the architecture of Frank Gehry. Hence the name: The Museum Birdhouse. The first Museum Birdhouse sold at an art auction and had portraits of famous human birds on the inside walls: Larry Bird, Admiral Byrd, The Birdman of Alcatraz, Lady Bird Johnson, and Charlie “The Bird” Parker. These portraits are not included in the models being offered for sale because they aren’t resilient enough to stand up to actual outside use. I also though that pictures of humans on the walls might discourage bird from using the houses! Design and Construction Detail