Mar 30, 2011

Bat Tower

An interesting project came our way from a reader a few months ago and we’re working to provide a more in-depth story on the project. However, in the mean time we’ll work with what we’ve got. Joyce Hwang, an architect and instructor at the University at Buffalo has, with the help of her students designed and and constructed a bat tower in Griffiths Sculpture park in the southern part of Buffalo, New York. The project is an excellent example of one way in which humans can build meaningful and valuable structures that benefit a variety of species. It’s also an exciting example of how more modern technologies of rapid prototyping and digital fabrication can be used to create bio-performatic structures (structure behaving with biological systems vs. miming them). Inhabitat has a longer post with more information and some more pictures and stay tuned for our follow up piece on Bat Towers.
All images credit the architect via Inhabitat.

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