29 Jul '14, 1pm

Designers Propose Using Bees to 3D-Print Concrete Structures

Designers Propose Using Bees to 3D-Print Concrete Structures

The purpose of the idea is to create a new way of making detailed concrete structures by combining architecture with biology. According to Manaugh, the goal is to produce entire architectural elements, but until that is possible, bees would be used to build and repair smaller architectural details. The bees would be placed into moulds or formwork, similar to the technique employed by designer Tomas Libertiny, who created vase-shaped hives colonized by bees — a process that the artist calls “slow prototyping.”

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/designers-propose-using-bees-to-3d-p...

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