Archinect - News 2016-10-27T13:17:10-04:00 The Hive pavilion moves to Kew Gardens Purple Hibiscus 2016-07-07T12:38:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T14:21:48-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Kew Gardens has been home to many notable sculptures and architectural pieces such as Henry Moore&rsquo;s &ldquo;Reclining Mother and Child&rdquo; and Marks Barfield Architect&rsquo;s &ldquo;Tree Top Walkway&rdquo;. So it was no surprise when it was chosen to showcase &ldquo;The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hive</a>&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Hive is the award-wining pavilion designed by artist Wolfgang Buttress and built by architectural practice BDP and engineers Simmonds Studio. It was first created for the 2015 Milan Expo where it attracted over 3.3 million visitors and became one of the main attractions. It is the first structure to be brought back to Britain after an Expo.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Hive brings together art, science, sound and landscape representing the important relationship between bee and human.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Prompted by the theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life" the Hive seeks to showcase the relationship between humans and bees. It&rsquo;s outer structure is made from aluminum rods arranged hexagonally in a honeycomb fashion. The porous construction mimics the whirlwind motion made by a sw...</p> Animal architecture: Rescued bee colony gets new waterfront home Archinect 2012-06-21T14:10:00-04:00 >2012-06-24T22:29:52-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A massive and thriving colony of bees living in an abandoned industrial site in Buffalo has been moved into a brand new home, designed for them by architecture graduate students in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>