Passive Cooling Birdhouse

Zwischen Ökonomie und Ökologie / Between Economy and Ecology

Boyi Xiao

März / March - 2022

Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel

Master of Arts


Climate warming and habitat loss have always threatened the survival of birds. The incubation temperatures suitable for birds are within a narrow temperature range. Excessive ambient temperature greatly reduces the incubation rate of birds. This phenomenon is even more pronounced on coffee plantations in the tropics. This is due to the fact that more shade trees have been fallen to increase coffee production. This double effect has led to a significant reduction in the number of birds and the destruction of the entire ecosystem in the coffee plantations. How our generation reacts to balance economics and ecology when confronted with an already devastated nature? Passive cooling birdhouses are used to improve the quality and quantity of space for birds, in situations where it has not been possible to change coffee growing methods recently. Natural materials and structures of birdhouse are used without high technology to create a cooling micro climate.