The Honey Scape designed by X-REF, is an exciting temporary pavilion for Ponte-Lima, Portugal that looks like a huge golden honeycomb. Many bees are required to make a honeycomb, some self-organizing and cooperative hands were required for this amazing project to reach completion. Honey Scape is a temporary pavilion made of meshing hexagonal sheets of alveolar polycarbonate.
The components were digitally invented and built on site using metal connectors and a cable system. The resulting low-tech, 280 square meter pavilion commissioned by the city of Ponte de Lima and finished earlier this year heralds a new type of bio-tech art. The main purpose of this building is to introduce a new aesthetic into the public realm, to create ultimate interaction between people and the built and natural environment.