Parametrically designed egg-shaped observatory lets you watch local wildlife

The possibility of using architecture to encourage biodiversity and restore ecosystems is something that all designers should take into account. Of course, one can have fun while doing it, as is obviously the case for Dutch design firm RAU Architects, who designed this distinctive, egg-shaped wildlife observatory along the Dutch coast.

Done in collaboration with RO&AD Architecten, the TIJ Observatory is intended as one of a series of camouflaged viewing pods for watching birds and other animals, thanks to its strategic location in a nature reserve, situated amidst the dam-like constructions of the Haringvlietdam.

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