Pigeon architecture

I was walking across the Hungerford Bridge in London recently watching the pigeons roosting on different parts of the structure. I love the way these birds are so adaptable, and fit into the strangest parts of the urban environment. Really, this needs celebrating. Pigeons tend to get a bad rap, with their perching discouraged through the use of various spikey devices and netting. It seems a bit unfair to discourage their  , particularly as we bemoan the loss of more natural habitats.

Anyway, I thought of proposing a London-wide art project in which we built structures and habitats that pigeons might actually enjoy. I knocked together a few sketches to give some idea, although I imagine the final environments might be far more architectural and fantastical.

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BTW, I was inspired to post this after looking at this great site showing the winners of a competition to design new habitats for bats. Some really nice work.

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