The Architect’s Newspaper: COOKFOX and Buro Happold design living façade for the birds and the bees

Press, Process, Studio News 05.25.2022
Detail of the screen wall mock-up showing an installed bee pod.
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Via The Architect’s Newspaper:

“At Boston Valley Terra Cotta’s Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (ACAW), an annual research event where design teams experiment with the factory’s signature material, Lapp partnered with Andre Parnther, associate at Buro Happold to try to design a terra-cotta façade that offers a spaces for bees, birds, and plants. The prototype designed by Lapp and Parnther treats the building exterior as a lively site—even in dense urban environments—rather than an assembly of dead materials that provides a weather barrier.”

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