The night of the super-colider's epic laser show to launch the 2012 season at the filling station. All of London's fashionsitas were there, then as the music started all the starlings took off into the sky . . .
Entrants to the InMidtown Habitats competition were set the challenge of creating designs suitable for the varying terrain across the district, including green spaces, rooftops, and terraces of businesses in the Midtown area. The designs were then assessed by a panel of experts including a beekeeper, an ornithologist, a cost consultant and a bat expert. 51% Studios habi-sabi won both unanimous jury support and the majority of the public vote for their competition entry.
The design ambition was to create a set of animal habitats that were fast, adaptable and metropolitan. This film shows the assembly of the habi-sabi beehive.
The habi-sabi suite for inmidtown comprises a vertical National Standard beehive, a combined swift and bat box, a traditional planter, a tiny pool with log store for insects below and a gravel tray.