photos by Masaya Yoshimura and Daici Ano

Design firm Nendo has created a massive tree house dubbed “bird apartment,” in which visitors to the natural sanctuary can climb in and observe 78 mini-birdhouses through peep-holes. From the front, the structure resembles an urban apartment complex, except it’s entirely out of place perched high in a tree. A slightly precarious-looking ladder connects the back of it to the ground, allowing one visitor at a time to climb up and observe each apartment unit through tiny holes.

Bird Apartment is located in the Ando Momofuku Center, a nature conservatory named after Mr. Cup Noodle himself. The center certainly has a taste for design as its main facility is a stunning structure designed by Kengo Kuma.

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Source: press release