“The notion of home extends beyond human beings to include animals, trees, the wind and rain. Humans have as much of a privileged status in it as the rest of the natural world. Our ambition is to introduce a “new ecology of place” where our presence does not damage the ecosystem but enriches, supports and vastly benefits from its regeneration. Just like the world, ‘A beehive depends upon diversity of population for expanding and flourishing’.” The design team intends to promote diversity and inclusion as the key aspects with “The HIVE Project’’. Due to the great degree of flexibility given by the hexagonal module, each inhabitant will have the possibility to customize their home in multiple ways and at different stages of life. This includes the interior finishing, accessibility and the outdoor amenities of the house. A great variety of “HIVE Windows’’ can be chosen and personalized with different materials, colors and add-ons. The modular feature of the prefabricated timber
frame structure allows the development to be scale-able and cost-effective, the customizable features of the exteriors create an architecture with an ever-different look. This enables the design to adapt to the personalities, needs, lifestyle preferences of its residents to flourish through diversity, distinction, inclusiveness.