Wolfgang Buttress Hive is brought back to life in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew

June 17, 2016 by  
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First installed at the world expo last spring, the multi-award-winning Hive was disassembled at the end of the event and moved to the Kew Gardens, where it was reassembled as the UK’s first-ever rebuilt Expo pavilion. Its lattice-like design was inspired by the lifespan of the honeybee and “highlights the important role of bees and other pollinators in feeding the planet,” says Stage One. The complex structure comprises nearly 170,000 parts assembled in 32 horizontal layers with hexagonal cells for a metal honeycomb effect. Each piece was etched with a reference number to make reassembly a possibility. Related: Wolfgang Buttress-Led Team Wins Bid to Design 2015 UK Milan Expo Pavilion More than just an elaborate artwork, the Hive serves an educational purpose and guides visitors through a multi-sensory experience simulating a real beehive . An array of almost 1,000 LEDs line the Hive’s internal void and are complemented with orchestral sound recordings. Sensors that monitor activity within a real beehive at Kew control the light and sound intensity. The Hive will stay at the London gardens until the end of 2017. + Wolfgang Buttress + Stage One Via Dezeen Images via Stage One

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Bad news for Milan Expo 2015 as reports show pavilion construction incomplete

April 20, 2015 by  
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The upcoming Milan Expo has been hit by yet another scandal, this time from reports that some of the Expo buildings will not be completed in time for the May 1 opening. The bad news follows a string of controversies including allegations of corruption and Expo masterplanner Jacques Herzog’s criticism of the event as a “vanity fair.” Although the Expo is slated to open on schedule, Italy Chronicles and Dezeen report that the buildings still under construction will not undergo standard safety inspections and a nearly €3 million separate contract has been awarded to hide ongoing construction with temporary screens—a hefty sum that adds to the €1.3 billion the Italian government has already invested into the Expo. Read the rest of Bad news for Milan Expo 2015 as reports show pavilion construction incomplete Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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Beehive-Controlled LED Lights Illuminate the UK Milan Expo 2015 Pavilion

September 29, 2014 by  
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