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The world currently experiences a global bee crisis that affects the global food source. Bee Nation is a project that aims to raise awareness for the small organism that is placed under pressure due to the effects of humans on the environment. With the analysis of beehive forms and organic forms of honeycomb, the project reforms the existing structure of Spotswood Railway workshop complex into a space of solid and void. Bee Nation is an educational and research facility that acts as a bonding space between humans and the honeybee species. Visitors of the complex are immersed in an ultraviolet space that allows visitor to act as a bee and obtain knowledge and skills of a beekeeper. Bee Nation utilises interior architecture as a tool of promotion and education for the issue of bee colonies in decline. Through the increase in awareness of urban apiculture, interior architecture can create new responses to the increasingly dangerous conditions of our narrowing food source.

Nikki Kung
Bee Nation
2016

Nikki Kung
Nikki Kung
Nikki Kung
Nikki Kung

Monash University
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