Architecture for Insects

The urban agriculture scene has become so big you could easily identify different sub-cultures and practices — from little community gardens to urban agriculture supply stores and large-scale urban farms, and from balcony composting to urban beekeeping and mushroom farms. So, what's next? Insect hotels!

More and more people seem to be aware of the crucial role of insects in nature as pollinators and pest controllers. However, there’s less and less habitat for wild bees, spiders and ladybugs. Insect habitats are designed in such a way that they provide a safe, long-term home to insects. The ‘hotels’ can take different forms and shapes, as you can see on this website. The structures should be relatively close to food sources for insects, such as flowering herbs, wild flowers and native shrubs and trees. Don’t be surprised if you see them popping up around your city soon!