3.5 Buzz Bench

The Buzzbench is a sculptural bench doubling as a stay for wild bees and other insects. Because wild solitary bees do not have to protect a honey-filled nest, they will not sting. Visitors can peacefully observe the insects up close. Bees and insects can lay their eggs in the hollow reed and bamboo tubes between the support structure. Just like in nesting chambers, they also store food there for the future larvae. The biomorphic shape is derived from flower petals and it enhances the humming sounds.

-Amstelveen (NL) 2013

-Annemarie van Splunter more info: website aasarchitecture