Do the birds like them? That's the prime question.
Some looked very bird friendly, but the one with a little chair outside the portal looked like it would make it more difficult to land without hitting a wing. I'd love to see these all outside and see which ones the birds chose.
One does not simply ride their bike into Mordor! - electrik
and I did not see the original assignment. Based on my own experiences out there, it's
very possible that the emphasis was more on materials, recycling, and "green" housing
for human peoples models than upon doing research on what a bird actually looks for
in a seasonal housing rental......so from the student and instructor standpoint, the birds
may very well not have been uppermost priority.
The plant integration ones look kind of interesting.
I've done some birdhousing up in the foothills here, and it is very species specific in needs.
As Artkansas mentioned, are they useful?, or is this more an exercise in 'form before function'. Are they LEEDS certified? (heck if its supposed to be sustainable, and these are design students, they should be incorporating LEEDS requirements.
Are we having fun yet?
I can't ever recall seeing nesting bird species, but certainly there must be some.
In my experience, a birdhouse at a level where people can wander around and look at it
is generally not gonna be all that attractive to the bird peciess with which I'm familiar.