Pollination in Urban Areas

Since most of the project developed at tOD are located in urban areas, the team always looks at different solutions to improve urban biodiversity. One of the elements that we have been researching is enhancing pollination. We looked at the different pollination agencies (faunas) and the specific characteristics that they are attracted to in flowers and plants. Here are our results:tOD-PREZ-20140625tOD-PREZ-20140625

Color Smell Shape
Bees Bright blue, violet, or yellow Sweet fragrances, minty smells flowers with landing pads
Butterflies Colorful plants Long, tubular blooms
Beetles fruity, spicy scents flowers with landing pads
Moths White or pale-colored blooms Long, tubular blooms
Hummingbirds Red colors Long, tubular blooms
Bats White or pale-colored blooms Sulfur-scented blooms






About tOD

Active since 2010, the architecture lab theOtherDada defends an alternative position towards the current practice of sustainability through exploration of the context and medium, invoking new relationships between climate, landscape, and inhabitants. Informed by our research into biomimicry, we aim to connect to the natural ecosystems of sites to understand and consequently devise new potential living habitats. theOtherDada works within a collaborative process between architects, scientists, botanists, artists, economists and craftsmen.

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