Coop of the month: Hönshus-1
There’s no reason your hens shouldn’t live in style. Each month we will bring you a little bit of chicken inspiration, this month: the concept coop Hönshus-1
Hönshus-1 is a wooden hen house designed and built by a Swedish architect, Torsten Ottesjö.
It rests on a framework of steel legs drilled into a rock slope overlooking an inlet, allowing its feathered residents a sea view.
The house was designed to mimic the way a mother hen spreads her wings to protect her young and is programmed to simulate a natural daylight rhythm.
The hen house is the second in a series of biomorphic structures built by Torsten. Biomorphism is designed on naturally-occurring patterns and living organisms. Torsten says he is inspired by nature, improvisation, and simplicity.