Functional and aesthetic approach to design of bird feeders

A. Kukhta, M. Kukhta

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Anthropogenic objects which load the urban environment negatively affects the human psyche. The alternative is attracting elements of the natural environment into urban environment, of which some of the most frequently identified are birds. Attracting birds in the city is possible by means of feeders and artificial nests, however, both must be harmonious. The aim of this study is to analyze the essential functions of the feeders, and their integration into the environmental design and development of the city. On this basis an original feeder which is convenient for use by birds and attracts people's attention is developed. In this paper we apply comparative analysis of different types of feeders encountered in Tomsk, bird watching, and evaluate usability of different types of feeders from the position of their convenience both for birds and human beings. Historical-cultural analysis for determining features of the architectural and environmental design of Tomsk is carried out, the method allows us to solve engineering problems. In this study the feeder convenient for bird use is designed which blends harmoniously with the architectural design of Tomsk.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012072
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2015


  • bird feeder
  • birds usability
  • urban environment
  • wooden architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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