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Fritz Haeg's Animal Estates: Regional Model Homes 6.0 Utrecht (1/1)
Fritz Haeg's Animal Estates: Regional Model Homes 6.0 Utrecht
PublicationEN / NLPrint 

Texts by Fritz Haeg 
Translations by Don Mader, Ingrid Toth and Henny van Gulik 
Edited by Casco and Fritz Haeg 
Design by PS New York 
Published by Casco, 2008 
35 pages, English 
Price: 5,00 
SOLD OUT, VIEWING COPY AVAILABLE AT CASCO 
 
Issues of sustainability and co-existence play a central role in the practice of LA-based architect and artist Fritz Haeg, which crosses the boundaries between architecture, activism, and art. With 'Animal Estates 6.0: Utrecht,' commissioned by Casco, Fritz Haeg focuses on five species that may be accommodated in the human-dominated urban environment of Utrecht with modest, manmade "estates."  
The booklet, or field guide, provides an overview of the project and information on each of the five animals and their estates. The five local consultants contribute information, images and stories. As part of the on-going Animal Estates project, each animal client is featured in a postcard with a story and image of it's estate. 
 
The five Utrecht Animal Estates are simple in construction and material.  
6.1: a small wood platform as feeding station for the butterfly; 6.2: a cavity nest/small hole in the brick wall of a local canal for the kingfisher; 6.3: a wood nestbox for the swift; 6.4: a large compost pile for the snake; 6.5: a small pond for the frog.