Chicken Coop

We applied our typical exhaustive research to the needs and habits of well-bred chickens for a chicken coop in Easthampton, NY.

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elevation view of the singled chicken coop

The coop’s ends are composed of cedar siding, while its simple rounded form is clad in lead-coated copper shingles. The folded edges of each shingle animates the facade in changing shadows throughout the day.

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reflecting chicken coop shingles and wooden door
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two chickens
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chickens rest in curved wood-paneled coop
The eight residents benefit from radiant floor heating.
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  • animation of light and ventilation considerations for a chicken coop
    Research into the ventilation needs of chickens, a crucial factor as chickens are prone to respiratory problems.
  • chicken coop space requirements and chicken breed diagram
    Research into the enclosure needs of different chickens.
  • a chicken egg inside coop

Awards

2016 AIA New York, Merit Award

2015 AIA Long Island, Archi Award

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