Animal Architecture

Paul Dobraszczyk


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Reaktion Books
19 April 2023
ISBN: 9781789146929
288 pages

From the publisher

The spider spinning its web in a dark corner; wasps building a nest under a roof: there is hardly any part of the built environment that can't be inhabited by nonhumans, and yet we are extremely selective as to which animals we allow in or keep out. This book considers many different animals, opening up new ways of thinking about architecture and the more-than-human. Looking closely at how animals produce spaces for themselves, Paul Dobraszczyk asks what we might require in order to design with animals and become more attuned to the other lifeforms that already use our structures. Animal Architecture is a provocative exploration of building in a world where humans and other animals are already entangled, whether we acknowledge it or not.