House of Chickens by SO Architecture

Five chicken coops around the world

We've rounded up five coops where chickens rule the roost, from a wooden hut in Turkey to Kengo Kuma's black pavilion at Casa Wabi.


House of Chickens by SO Architecture

House of Chickens by SO?

Istanbul-based studio SO? built this chicken coop raised on stilts with oak plywood, oxidised metal panels and a corrugated metal roof.

It is in Turkey at Palanga farm, which is run by artist Kutluğ Ataman, and features a modular design so additional units can be added later if needed.

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Casa Wabi Coop by Kengo Kuma

Casa Wabi Coop by Kengo Kuma and Associates

This blackened-wood structure was designed by Kengo Kuma in Oaxaca, Mexico to provide eggs for the artist retreat and cultural centre Casa Wabi.

Timber boards are interlocked in a grid, creating pathways for air and sunlight while also forming nooks for chickens to rest.

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Chicken House by Tropical Space

Chicken House by Tropical Space

Architecture firm Tropical Space created this coop combined with a climbing frame from steel bars and chain link fencing for a couple in southern Vietnam.

The clients wanted to keep chickens at their home in the countryside but also provide a place for their grandchildren to play. It is in the rural district of Duc Hoa, and complete with a network of boxes, platforms and stairs.

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Sheffer Chicken Coop by Architecture Research Office

Sheffer Chicken Coop by Architecture Research Office

This wooden hut was designed by New York studio Architecture Research Office for a house in East Hampton on Long Island.

It features a pointed-domed shape with timber boards clad in aluminium shingles. Interiors are flanked by nesting boxes and roosting perches for chickens to lay eggs and sleep.

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Kana Talo chicken house by Chan Brisco

Kana Talo chicken house by Chan Brisco Architects

Designed to look like a miniature cabin with pine logs, this project was created for a summer house in northern Finland near Lake Porovesi.

London-based Chan Brisco Architects built the chicken coop in a forest on top of granite blocks to keep its residents away from the cold, damp earth and safe from pests.

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