We share our homes with nature every day by placing house plants, bird feeders and birdhouses in and around our homes – but Brick Habitats let us share our walls in a quite literal sense.
Brick Habitats are the creation of designer Chooi-leng Tan. She invented these ingenious modules to help bring nature back to the places it has been unceremoniously pushed out of: residential neighborhoods.
The suite consists of three different types of special bricks. They can be used alone or in combination to add planters, habitats and feeders for the flora and fauna you would like to support.
Bowl-shaped pieces can be used upright or inverted to create habitats, feeders or perches for birds or insects. A bowl-shaped brick with a ring-shaped piece above it can be used as a planter for herbs, vegetables or lovely flowers to make your own customized vertical garden.
Of course, the Brick Habitat bricks would have to be integrated during new construction because they are designed to be part of a wall itself. The designer doesn’t explain what happens if one of the special pieces gets damaged or broken off. But the design is still in the concept stage, allowing time for plenty of refinement before the idea is ready to be brought into the real world.