Forest of Spaces - Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Forest of Spaces

Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO by Helene Schauer
Steel, terrazzo
5 pieces, each approximately 16.5 in. × 16.5 in. × 63 in.
Native Flora Garden

Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO’s Forest of Spaces is inspired by the relation between fauna, flora, humans, and architecture, what they describe as “a coexistence and cohabitation on equal terms.” Made from steel and terrazzo, five birdhouses establish a “neighborhood” of architecture and nature. Each individual birdhouse offers viewers opposing spatial qualities: enclosed/visible, grounded/exposed, introverted/open, loud/quiet, and connective/protective.

  • A woman with her hands in the pockets of a black sweater stands on a residential street.

    Helene Schauer works for Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO. Tatiana Bilbao founded her eponymous architecture studio in 2004. At the core of the studio’s practice is an analysis of the context surrounding projects, which scale from master plans to affordable housing typologies. Bilbao was formerly an advisor in the Ministry of Development and Housing of the government of the federal district of Mexico City.

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    Instagram: @tabilbaoestudio

Photo: Eduardo Velasco Vásquez


May 18th 1929 Lost
Alex Somers

This recording from The Birdsong Project was selected to complement this birdhouse.

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