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Paris Designers Make Home For Bugs

Posted: Jun. 27th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

I'm not really sure pests need our attention in any but a negative light, but they're getting some loving care from some of Paris' top designers in the form of bug houses. Looking like a swarm of tiny bird houses and reminiscent of a city of faery dwellings, "Insectopia" is the latest development in Paris.

A number of artists have created urban dwellings for city birds, and now the designers Vaulout & Dyèvre create the same type of habitat for bugs. Titled "Insectopia," the bug houses have been installed in a park in the 13th arrondissement of Paris as part of an effort to foster urban biodiversity.

"We wanted to speak to this little universe which is invisible but constantly moving," the designers write. The structures are reminiscent of both a tree and a densely populated city, with tiny building mounted in different heights in a cluster.

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