atelierd: abeilles bee pavilion in france
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feb 06, 2013
atelierd: abeilles bee pavilion in france


‘abeilles bee pavilion’ by atelierd, alsace, france
image © stephane spach

 

 

for the insect-fearing reader, this flexible space will not seem very inviting. in an effort to combine the coordinated rigidity of bee life to the unpredictable
imagination of mankind, the ‘abeilles bee pavilion’ by french practice atelierd provides refuge for both species under one roof. based on an extruded
hexagonal wooden grid appropriately akin to that of the honeycomb, the structure features a dynamic framing system where some modules have been
filled in with various materials as different dwelling typologies for the six-footed inhabitants, while others are left clear creating a porosity through which
the average biped can observe the outside world amidst the soothing buzzing of the fast-paced microcosm happening around them. the interior is covered
by a permeable roof membrane set up like bays connecting the mirrored facades to let the breeze flow freely and block out the direct sunlight.
portable fixtures provide seating or table tops, and can be removed to use the space as one continuous deck for larger crowds.

 

 


front facade, entry to the right
image © stephane spach

 

 


each hexagonal module contains a unique characteristic creating homes for the bees
image © stephane spach

 

 


lateral panels stabilize the structure, leaving certain faces open for the circulation of air and views
image © stephane spach

 

 


interior with furniture
image © stephane spach

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