Google Maps-Inspired Birdhouse Guides Birds Home

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This little orange icon tells us just where we need to go on Google Maps – and now it shows birds where home is, too. Designer Shuchun Hsiao has created a series of birdhouses modeled after the Google Maps destination icon, and placed them all over urban locations in China.

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The Google Birdhouse Project makes the iconic marker a navigational landmark for birds, and seeing them on walls will undoubtedly cause a few human double-takes.

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Says the designer, “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.”Google Maps Birdhouse 4


“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.”