Host_University of Manitoba + STUFF Group
To design a BEE HOUSE PROTOTYPE that explores the space-form-habitat relationship of urban/campus bee habitat.
A prototype that can be fabricated and deployed for field testing.
20 cubic cm maximum, supported on 100cm tall wood stake, 80-100 bee holes (10cm deep), constructed of wood or plastic.
[2nd Place, built summer 2016}
"Not The Bees"
A narrative exploration of the socio-cultural relationship between Nicolas Kim Coppola and contemporary bee degradation.
We propose a design for a contemporary bee inhabitation that reflects the socio-cultural references and implications of the time. Drawing on historical and current events in the pop-culture realm, we can extrapolate a unique dichotomy between several seemingly unconnected positions. By understanding the fragile and intricate natures of the honey-producing bee, along with socio-historical overlaps, new considerations for controlled inhabitations can be explored.
Overlaying an ongoing pop-cultural narrative with the timeline of the past century’s bee extinction scare reveals a new and formally appropriate manifestation of our culture’s influence on Anthophilia. Our design rejects the notion that form may follow function; instead form will follow pop-historical flux.
section of Nic Coppola Anthophilia residence, displaying interior infrastructure
Post-aCoppolyptic Anthophilia residence, victim of arson