BioHive By Tima Aflitunov


By Tima Aflitunov

The idea offers flexibility in design and layout. The structures can virtually have endless combinations. They can be built on various surfaces; straight, angled or rounded.

Inspired by the best designer; nature, based on bee hives/honey combs, the design is always evolving. As needed, additional structures can be added, replaced, expanded or contracted and moved. They can be moved from one rooftop to another.

The structures can be used as residential or commercial spaces. Imagine if instead of building or leasing static places, you can have a dynamic environment that if you as a business owner decide to move, you could.  

City Above the City architecture competition

Plan B : City Above the City architecture competition 

Metsä Wood challenged architects and students around the world to push the boundaries of modern wood building design in the urban environment. Entrants from 40 countries created their Plan B to urbanisation using wood (Kerto® LVL – laminated veneer lumber) as the main material. The task was to design a wooden extension to an existing urban building. The entries were designed to 69 cities worldwide.

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