Heatherwick’s “Hive” is the subject of this little Substack experiment (<200 words = readable in under one minute).
Most bulbous building on the block! Joyfully furnished with wizard-hat lights, birdcage walls, and tree-trunk columns, Heatherwick’s Hive hollows out a huge hole for students to hang and hack in harmony. If only it weren’t so damn dim! The dude (Heatherwick) daftly designed the thing dark as a dungeon. But mostly, it made my morning meander magical, and I finally figured its fictional forms phenomenal.
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Building name: The Hive / Learning Hub South
Primary function: Mixed-use educational, incl. flexible learning, recreation, and collaboration spaces
Location: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Architect: Heatherwick Studio
Year built: 2015
Date/time visited by author: May 1st, 2022 / late-morning
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