Artist Shuchun Hsiao took his Google Maps experience a bit further and came up with Google Birdhouse, a “modern” way to accommodate birds in urban spaces. The developer wishes for the iconic symbol to soon become a navigating landmark for the flying birds. Just like people try to have an overall map look before zooming in their favorite location, the birds are said to find their way by using these tiny refugees as destinations.
The designer explains: “Google Map had created a remarkable landmark icon, showing the sites on its street views. To search for a landmark with online google map, we can scroll to zoom from the satellite, soon we’ll be able to wander on streets, virtually. Birds, have the most real experience of google map. Birds can fly through the city, through streets. A birdhouse becomes their destination as google map does“. Eye-catching, yet non-intrusive, the birdhouses make for some interesting urban “decorations”.