Nest Factory

This drab, windowless concrete facade does not conceal an electricity substation, data servers, or a high security detention center, Nicola Twilley writes over at GOOD. It is, instead, a living birds’ nest factory, an emerging building type that has spread across Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and even Cambodia, towering above traditional one-story structures and transforming the urban landscape. Their purpose? To foster the production of swiftlet nests, used in Chinese bird’s nest soup — via BLDGBLOG

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