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January 25, 2016

Turkish architects design nest-like house in memory of British rockstar David Bowie

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Two architects have designed an outstanding house in memory of British rock star David Bowie, who passed away this month after battling cancer.

The project was developed by Turkish architect brothers Sunay and Günay Erdem and submitted for an international architect competition titled ‘A House for David Bowie’, which called for special projects from across the globe.

The house has been designed like a bird’s nest and the brothers took inspiration from Bowie’s song ‘Thru These Architect’s Eyes’.

They told Dogan News Agency: "In the music video, a look into the sky, as well as a dream of fleeing to nature and the green by getting free of buildings, leaps out. These things inspired us.

"We thought if a house was to be designed for Bowie, it should be constructed far from the city and buildings, and somewhere high above the earth."

"Thus, we thought if a house was to be designed for Bowie, it should be constructed far from the city and buildings, and somewhere high above the earth. This could only be a house in the shape of a bird nest."

Leaning against tall trees surrounding London, the design features a staircase made of ropes.

Designed like a museum, it will be equipped with a library which would house documents on the legendary singer.

The 7m² house with a double room will have only one bed and no bathroom. Visitors will have to collect fruits and vegetables from the surrounding nature for their breakfast as the design does not feature a kitchen, reported Dailysabah.com.

The designer brothers have more than 40 projects and won more than 50 international awards.

The brothers plan to construct a house on the design on a forest hill in the neighbourhood of London upon winning the competition.

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