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Justina Klybaite

MA work

BState


Pushed away from the countryside by the increasing use of high-crop yields, monoculture and chemicals, bees may find a more suitable environment in cities. ‘BState’ is a new type of tower in which bees are considered as key workers: they sense the environment, support the local ecology and produce food. Located in a vacant former railway site in Shoreditch, the tower is characterised by a continuous, fractal-like façade which provides plenty of niches, gaps and openings for both bees and local residents to colonise and inhabit. The resulting building smells, buzzes, swarms and produces food to celebrate its minuscule inhabitants: bees.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Architecture, 2012

    Specialism

    ADS1

  • BState


    Pushed away from the countryside by the increasing use of high-crop yields, monoculture and chemicals, bees may find a more suitable environment in cities. ‘BState’ is a new type of tower in which bees are considered as key workers: they sense the environment, support the local ecology and produce food. Located in a vacant former railway site in Shoreditch, the tower is characterised by a continuous, fractal-like façade which provides plenty of niches, gaps and openings for both bees and local residents to colonise and inhabit. The resulting building smells, buzzes, swarms and produces food to celebrate its minuscule inhabitants: bees.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Architecture, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania, 2009
  • Experience

  • Architect, Andre Baldi Architecture Urbanism, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2008–9
  • Awards

  • Award, Architecture, Best Gradution Project of Bachelor’s Architecture in Lithuania, 2009