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Urban Insect Hotel

Mathematically-inspired bug houses designed to promote urban biodiversity

by Karen Day in Design on 14 July 2010

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Winning London's recent Beyond The Hive competition, the "Insect Hotel" is a five-star refuge for bugs living in urban environments. Architecture firm Arup Associates designed individual compartments in a mathematically-derived pattern known as a Voronoi tessellation to house an array of species spanning spiders, beetles and moths.

Recently featured on Good, the competition was commissioned by real estate company British Land and the City of London with the goal of bringing biodiversity to cities and to celebrate the London Festival of Architecture.

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