While we try to maintain a timeless and essential quality in our designs, we do keep an eye on what’s going on around us. Some of the trends we’ve been noticing are prefab (modular) construction, modern design, and urban farming. Not willing to sit on the sidelines while the hippest things pass us by, we figured we could hop on all three bandwagons at once with our design of MeadowCoop – a prefab modern chicken coop. Our position at the vanguard of the Prefab Modern Coop Movement (PreMoCoMo) has been duly noted, as this project is featured in the latest issue of Residential Architect magazine.
MeadowCoop is home to some very happy chickens who keep the owners of our Meadow Creek House supplied with fresh eggs, entertainment, and fertilizer for their magnificent garden. The coop was prefabricated by Matt Deschler at Portland’s Formed Objects, then trucked to and erected in Seattle on a single day. Matt has built steel furniture and architectural elements for many of our projects, we’d recommend his work to anyone, and we’re glad he was willing to take this one on.
MeadowCoop was a great project to work on. We got to learn about chickens (who knew they want separate places to sleep and lay eggs?) and had fun with the design. We’re always looking for interesting and unusual new projects. Anyone out there need a minimalist beehive with a green roof?