Trees for orangutans

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 in Animals, Design, Habitat Design, Recent Projects
Trees for orangutans

Koda Creative was invited to join the multi skilled team at Houthoff Zoo Design to help build twelve giant trees in the new Orangutan Forest exhibit at Dublin Zoo. The trees are copies of the kapok and banyan trees found in the Bornean orangutan’s natural habitat, the tropical rainforests of Borneo. Each tree is made from […]

Rock for coral ocean tank UK

Posted on Feb 19, 2016 in Artificial Rock, Coral
Rock for coral ocean tank UK

Work in progress photos from an ocean tank refit with Aquarium Technology LTD. All artificial coral inserts and artifacts by ATL.

Coral Rock Italy

Posted on Dec 29, 2015 in Coral, Uncategorized
Coral Rock Italy

Project photos from a new build Sealife Centre in Rome. Ocean tank theming with Aquarium Technology Ltd. Artificial Coral inserts made by ATL. Statues and columns suppled by client.    

Humboldt Penguin Habitat Scheveningen Sealife Centre

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Animals, Artificial Rock, Habitat Design, Recent Projects
Humboldt Penguin Habitat Scheveningen Sealife Centre

  Koda Creative were asked to build the artificial rock for this Humboldt Penguin habitat at Scheveningen Sealife Centre, Holland. We made 165 m2 of rock inspired by the Chilean/Peruvian coastline from where this species originates. Architect on this project was MDM Advies Designer of decoration/theming and project manager was Ton Van Helden    

Humboldt penguin habitat model

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in Concept Models, Habitat Design
Humboldt penguin habitat model

  Here are a few shots of our concept model for a Humboldt penguin enclosure. Working closely with Paradise Park, this is a re-design of their existing area which although worked well, needed a more natural looking feel. We built this model after researching the natural habitat and breeding areas of these birds. Work has […]

Kea habitat designs #1

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 in Animals, Concept Models, Habitat Design
Kea habitat designs #1

  I am working on the habitat design for a new kea Nestor notabilis exhibit. Here is the first draft model of one of the areas. In the model, the zoo keeper is about to hide some food treats into that tree. The tree is a replica of a wind blown specimen which you might find […]

St Michaels Cave entrance – Faking it!

Posted on Sep 8, 2014 in Artificial Rock, Recent Projects
St Michaels Cave entrance – Faking it!

  St Michaels Caves are a system of caverns in the Rock of Gibraltar. During recent alterations to public access, the entrance had to be enlarged. This left some ugly strengthening concrete on view. Koda Creative beautified this structural concrete by covering it in our simulated rock. We matched the outside rock to the inside […]

Rockwork and waterfall for West Indies koi pool

Posted on Mar 2, 2014 in Artificial Rock, Recent Projects
Rockwork and waterfall for West Indies koi pool

These are some pictures from a recent artificial rock project at a private home in The West Indies. The steel and concrete rock structure is built around a plant room which houses the water pumps and filtration for the pool. The services are not connected yet so we did a trial run with a submersible […]

Beautiful geology at Canal Rocks, Western Australia

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 in Inspiration

We are always looking for strange or amazingly beautiful rock formations on our travels and we were not disappointed with this find. Following a tip off from a friend, we drove our rental car north from Margaret River, Western Australia and turned up at Canal Rocks near Yallingup. Here we found a very interesting granite […]

Rock for gundi exhibit

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 in Animals, Artificial Rock

Gundis, sometimes known as comb rats, are small rodents which are native to North Africa. They are unusual in the fact that they don’t drink water. They get all their moisture from their food. They also like to chew stones so we a had to make a very strong mix for the artificial rock here. […]