Master´s Thesis 2021 Material Turn

Aran Mardoukhi & Aswini Balashanmugam

Design for Co-existence

The design for co-existence focuses on creating habitable spaces for both bees and humans. Considering the humans needs the elements of openings, furniture and surface finishes are considered. On the other hand the exterior envelope consisting of the roof, wall and the surrounding environment is utilised to design the habitats of bees. The design enhances the qualities of interaction and shared spaces between the species using mycelium as that creates a natural circular loop year-round. The design is conceptual showing the spatial qualities required for co-existence that are derived based on our experimental findings.