Hive Installation

Completed in 2017

Location: Washington, DC

National Building Museum

Role: Project Leader

Hive was built as the fourth annual Summer Block Party at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, to fill the museum’s soaring central court with people, music and activity.

Hive is three chambers built with interlocking paper tubes that have structural properties, easy to assemble, recyclable and renewable. Taking advantage of the varying tube sizes and heights, each chamber offers a distinct acoustical and social experience. The contrasting colors of the interior and exterior of the tubes create a unique visual experience as one navigates in and out of the chambers, while also creating a contrast against the Museum’s historic nineteenth-century colonnade design.

Images by Studio Gang
Photos by Timothy Schenck

Hive Installation