A great idea from the Kid’s Architecture Workshop – A Beehive.
This project of the Kid’s Architecture Workshop is part of the Architecture and Nature theme. The kids have been acquainted with the world of the bees and their incredible work – the honeycomb. They have seen also examples of the world architecture, inspired by the beehives.
The kids’ task is to use only hexagons and to improvise different three dimensional compositions.
The hexagonal cells of the bees present a rather useful construction. This is the most suitable geometric figure that can be used per unit area. The cells have joint sides. Thus you can achieve maximum storage using the least amount of material for the building of the cells. Although the walls of the cells are thin, they can bear pressure that is several times their weight.