Elevator B, designed and built by recent University at Buffalo Masters of Architecture grad students, is a finalist in the Architizer A+ Awards: Student Design/Build Project Category. Elevator B is a 22-foot-tall tower comprising hexagonal steel panels that resemble the patterns in a natural honeycomb. Within this tower, the bees live inside a hexagonal “bee cab,” a wooden elevator that keeps them warm and protected. Beekeepers can lower the cab to gain access to the colony, and visitors can observe the bees up close through the cab’s laminated glass bottom.
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