XAM: Give Me Shelter

Bringing Bauhaus to the Birds – New XAM Work in New York

Here are new shelters from the storm that were just installed for New York birds by Street Artist XAM. Architect, designer, and enthusiastic student of the Bauhaus, XAM has not put up birdhouses this year as far as we know, and you can see that these are more like mini Walter Gropius monuments than before. Part of a new Modular series, the employment of color blocking and some serious hues may give them a stronger, utilitarian, rugged appearance that seems appropriate for the industrial urban environment they are part of.

XAM (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mounted above your head, the sight lines are really striking sometimes for the passerby who looks up to see the birdhouse in the foreground and the echoing of shapes of buildings and skyline behind it. It’s good to see that some of these new ones still have roof top gardens and at least one is a dwelling with an interior accessed feeder. Sometimes a visiting bird will also find fresh food inside. Not to mention that these new units again are offering satellite service for the modern feathered dweller who may want to track weather conditions before leaving the haus.

XAM. Same Dwelling as above to show a different angle of the piece. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

XAM (photo © Jaime Rojo)

XAM (photo © Jaime Rojo)

XAM. Same dwelling as above to show a different angle of the piece. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

XAM (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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