Saturday, 6 April 2013

A Spacious Hive

"A Spacious Hive well stock'd with Bees,
That lived in Luxury and Ease;
And yet fam'd for Laws and Arms,
As yielding large and early Swarms;
Was counted the great Nursery,
Of Sciences and Industry."
Bernard Mandeville, The Fable of the Bees, 1705

John Leighton - Plan for hexagonal boroughs - 1865 - via Kosmograd

Konstantin Melnikov - Melnikov House - 1927 - Moscow

Du Besset-Lyon Architects - Lons le Saunier Library And Cinémas - 2012 - via ArchDaily