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Winner COMMENDED Star Award 2014 Starpack Awards
Sponsored by Logoplaste, April 11, 2014. Judges’/Sponsors’ comments Fanny Hofstra: “Good reference to materials of choice and recycling.” Heinz Design Brief: Design a miniature 50ml (1.5oz) plastic bottle, and a multipack to contain three bottles filled with tomato ketchup, HP Brown sauce and salad cream – a ‘sauce pack’ for ‘on the go sauce lovers’.

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MoCo Loco web magazine
By Harry, October 26, 2011, Web magazine dedicated to everything related to modern contemporary design and architecture. Five favorite projects seen at the 2011 Design Academy Eindhoven graduates show during Dutch Design Week. One of the five, Bird Bricks by Fanny Hofstra, specially built bricks that contain nesting space for endangered birds.

 Design Academy Eindhoven: Top 5 Graduation Projects 2011


Tijdschrift Blauwe Kamer – Landschapsontwikkeling en stedenbouw
Tekst Lobke Alkemade, December 2011, Safe Fence. – HEKWERK BIEDT OPENHEID –  Een hekwerk dat vrijheid biedt, het lijkt een paradox. Toch was dit het uitgangspunt voor het ontwerp van de Safe Fence van Fanny Hofstra. Hofstra ergerde zich aan de eenzijdigheid van hekwerken die niet meer doen dan gebieden afbakenen. Dat is immers niet voortdurend nodig. Hofstra ontwierp daarom een flexibel hekwerk. In tijden van grote en vooral drukbezochte evenementen is dat nog niet zo’n slecht idee. Met één druk op de knop kan de organisatie besluiten het terrein te openen. Bijvoorbeeld bij het aflopen van een festival, maar ook als situaties uit de hand dreigen te lopen. De spijlen van de Safe Fence schuiven naar de buitenkant waardoor grote openingen ontstaan. De mensenmassa hoeft het terrein hierdoor niet via nauwe uitgangen te verlaten, maar kan op een veilige manier weg.


GIMMII interieur design & lifestyle magazine
Redactie / Elize, December 18, 2011. Voor veel vogels in Nederland is de stad de meest belangrijke leefomgeving geworden. Door het bouwen van goed geïsoleerde woningen is het vinden van nesten echter steeds moeilijker voor deze vogels. Daarom heeft Fanny de Bird Bricks ontworpen. De leefvoorkeuren van de verschillende vogels brachten vanzelf de vormgeving op gang.

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International design, fashion and lifestyle magazine, November 4, 2011.‘Bird Bricks’ nesting boxes by Fanny Hofstra, which are components that contain nesting spaces that can be set into the walls of a building during construction, to bring shelter to wildlife in the city, presented as part of the graduate projects on show at the Design Academy Eindhoven.
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Design Academy Top 5 graduation projects 2011

wgsn-homebuildlife.com, October 26, 2011. Bird Bricks by Fanny Hofstra – City birds depend on buildings for shelter, but today’s buildings are so well insulated that birds have difficulty finding places to construct nests. The house martin, spotted flycatcher and house sparrow are now all listed as endangered species. It is for these birds that Fanny Hofstra designed her Bird Bricks: components that contain nesting space. The bricks are set into the walls during construction. Bird Bricks meet all requirements of the birds as well as building regulations. Once city birds nest somewhere, they return every year and their young take over their nests when they grow up.
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Design Academy Graduation Catalogue 2011
Design Academy Eindhoven, October 1, 2011, Both graduation projects: Behind Bars and Bird Bricks published – BEHIND BARS –  “A fence locks you in, makes you feel trapped. Fences always do the same thing but sometimes you don’t want that. Sometimes you want to be able to go through one. That was my frustration,” says Fanny Hofstra. Her frustration resulted in the project Behind Bars. Hofstra wanted to design a fence that offers freedom. Fences for large events or festivals that can open with the touch of a button. The organiser decides. This gives them the freedom to open up the fences at closing time, or if an event threatens to get out of hand and safety becomes an issue.

– BIRD BRICKS –   City birds depend on buildings for shelter, but today’s buildings are so well insulated that birds have difficulty finding places to construct nests. The house martin, spotted flycatcher and house sparrow are now all listed as endangered species. It is for these birds that Fanny Hofstra designed her Bird Bricks: components that contain nesting space. The bricks are set into the walls during construction. Bird Bricks meet all requirements of the birds as well as building regulations. Once city birds nest somewhere, they return every year and their young take over their nests when they grow up.

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Newspaper article
Eindhovens Dagblad, July 14, 2011. Na het succes van vorig jaar tonen dit jaar tien afgestudeerde studenten van de Design Academy in Eindhoven hun ontwerpen op Bloem en Tuin. – About exhibition graduation project: Bird Bricks.

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Newspaper article
Eindhovens Dagblad, January 26, 2008. Design project for: Nederlandse Hoorstichting.

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