FROM AIA NEW YORK:
Asked to design a chicken coop at a refurbished farmhouse in Sagaponack, New York, the architecture firm conducted its typical exhaustive research into the needs and habits of well-bred chickens.
The coop's simple rounded form is clad in aluminum shingles whose folded edges cast shadows that change throughout the day. The ends of the coop are cedar siding. The eight residents benefit from radiant floor heating.