Back when architecture was booming everyone got to draw fun buildings there was little booms in niche buildings. Buildings that performed functions outside of what we typically design for. This has always happened of course, recession or no recession, it just seemed more common then. Anyways, here’s a little round up of buildings from which to watch birds. Birdwatch, if you will.

First up, Alllies + Morrison’s building at Welney Wildfowl Trust in my dear ol’ Norfolk.


Followed by this little peach from GMP Architects. A 15m high observation tower in Heiligenhafen.


Finally, this amazing concept for a birdwatching hotel from Morris Architects for “Extreme Birding” (it sounds better if you shout “EXTREEEEME”). Interesting stuff. Did you know America has over 48 million twitchers?