Amaltea

urban chicken coop

Amaltea is a housing unit designed for contemporary living. It accommodates the breeding of three hens on two levels. 

Thanks to its vertical development, the spaces are optimized without neglecting the comfort of the animal that can take advantage of the ground floor to scratch and of the upper floor for resting and hatching.

client

Fondazione Lighea Onlus

sector

Product design

year

2019

The living module is designed with the possibility of being extended by creating a new architectural structure. The combination of full and empty spaces generates a green route made of aromatic herbs and inflorescences.

The living module is designed with the possibility of being extended by creating a new architectural structure. The combination of full and empty spaces generates a green route made of aromatic herbs and inflorescences.

On a global level we experienced an anthropological transformation: men, from being breeders and farmers, became citizens. In the cities it is reemerging the need of dipping the hands in the earth’s clods. This kind of constitutive need of our species is an act which breaks the rhythms and obligations of urban living.