On until mid-Oct
In Home away from Hive at the Science Museum, Mizzi Studio have created an organic, nest-like timber lattice, layered with medicinal and pollinating plants in consultation with garden designers from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Creating a link with Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries at the museum and Kensington and Chelsea Council’s Bee SuperHighway, the installation provides an immersive hive of discovery, education and biodiversity. Built by Firecracker Works, visitors can walk in and around the structure, whose undulations echo those of natural earth mounds and hives. Inside the structure, plants and daylight pours in to provide beautiful spaces for respite and care for insects as well as joy for visitors.
Mizzi Studio is a design practice based in London and Valetta, made up of talented architects, interior designers and industrial designers. The team believes in the power of design to enrich people’s lives and the world we live in. They seek out projects that have a positive social and environmental impact, add tangible value, and make our public realm a healthier, more vibrant place to live in. Mizzi Studio creates architecture that is informed by the processes that occur in nature, brought to life through craftsmanship and powered by technology.