Why architects should take inspiration from the sustainable ways that animals build, and integrate wildlife into their work
Joyce Hwang, an architect and associate professor at the University at Buffalo, New York believes in integrating the world of nonhuman animals into human architecture. This means taking inspiration from the sustainable ways animals build. It also means considering how to accommodate nonhuman animals when planning human structures rather than ignoring or repelling them. Part of Museum of Modern Art’s Built Ecologies video series, this short film surveys some of Hwang’s most notable projects to explore how a recognition of and respect for wildlife is at the centre of her work.
Video by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Director: Michael Cukr
Producer: Sarah Cowan
1 May 2023
Source: Modern architecture should embrace – not ignore or repel – the nonhuman world | Aeon Videos
I like the expression “nonhuman animals” … 😉