In recent years we’ve seen large mosaics of bird nests, apartment buildings for birds, and even eco-friendly prefab houses for pets. But what about bugs? The designers at Vaulout & Dyèvre turned their gaze to Earth's smallest creatures with Insectopia, a collection of art installations in the 13th arrondissement of Paris that look like dense condo developments for insects.
Intricate conglomerates of small wooden dwellings populate the parks of the 13th arrondissement in Paris and look like tiny futuristic insect hotels. From a distance, the structures look like pixelated globes resting on a pole, but step closer and you can see hundreds of tiny bird house-shaped structures that only an insect could fit into. The bug houses are mounted on top of each other, creating a small metropolis inhabited by different species of insects.
The artists’ intention was to create universes in constant motion. They are meant to arouse curiosity and engage with the imagination of passers-by. We’re very curious to see the installation actually populated with insects, buzzing around creating an effect of a fluid world in perpetual movement.