Modern Coops for Modern Chickens
February 8, 2012
Yesterday we saw how architecture could extend beyond its service to man to serve man’s best friend, as evidenced in Frank Lloyd Wright’s sophisticated doghouse for Eddie, a 4-year-old black Labrador. After all, why can’t our domesticated friends enjoy the fruits of good design? The same can be said for the rising population of domesticated chickens, one of the more recent species to join the urban migration. As more hens are shacking up in our cities, more designer chicken coops are entering the market, aiming to makeover our feathered friends from country bumpkins into city slickers. The latest to catch our eye comes from Portland-based architecture firm Wright Design Office (no relation to Frank, I presume), and it offers a modern dwelling made of recycled cedar and metal or fiberglass roof panels. The roof of the structure can even double as a coop-top garden.