BLOG 5: BARCELONA BIRD PAVILLION

by Monique Engelund for Menu

Are there any reminiscences for design and architecture icons, who do not abound in reverence or only serve as reheaters of the old classics? Yes, there are.
Who is not familiar with him? Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969) is one of the most important architects of modern time. His focus on what was essential came to a head in his adage: “Less is more”. In 1929, Mies developed the Barcelona Pavilion for the World’s Fair.

And it is just this pavilion that the young architect from Copenhagen used as inspiration for her birdhouse. “Unique architecture for birds in your garden” was what drove this Dane to design this birdhouse. The spirit of Mies is found in the most important characteristics of the piece: geometric simplicity and sustainable acacia wood from European forests. The “pool” or birdbath can be removed for cleaning and refilling.
Engelund developed this piece for the design studio Menu.

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