SSB Agenda – Pollination and Biodiversity

The site for this term’s SSB studio consisted of six blocks of Barcelona. Even before the studio began, I was reading the book the Empathic Civilization by Jeremy Rifkin and these few phrases about nature and biodiversity stayed with me.

When I actually visited the site, I saw this graffiti of tree. It was strange as there were no much trees on the site, so people had started to paint them, so the agenda was to increase Biodiversity.

After a few days when we visited the ElBulli foundation in Roses and I saw many different trees and animal species.

The immediate first step that I took was to list down the number of plants and animals species local to Spain and Barcelona.

Trying to find out what was a common link in between these species, it was pollination and pollinators. So I re-divided the species list with respect to these pollinators.

Having so many trees and pollinators, how do we place them on site. So the trajectories of these pollinators were studied and processing was used as a tool to represent it in more live-form.

The most important pollinator of all is the Bes, so the agenda then focused on bees and trying to increase them which will inevitably increase biodiversity.

(Bee)iodiversity is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in Advanced Architecture, MAA 01 in 2017 – 2018 of the Research Studio RS.II  Self Sufficient Buildings by :

Student: Kedar Undale

Faculty: Enric Ruiz Geli and Mireia Luzarraga

Faculty Assistant: Rachid Jalloul and Zrinka Radic