Artist Creates Architecture-Inspired Shells for Hermit Crabs

Design News 07.24.13

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Hermit crabs carry their homes on their backs. What would it look like if they carried ours? Japanese artist Aki Inomata crafted hermit crab habitats that emulate cities and architecture from around the world. The shells include New York City, Dutch windmills, a Thai temple, and the Greek countryside. 

In other news, New York gets a prefab apartment building, and what could cities do with land dedicated to parking? See the headlines after the jump.

• Artist Gives Hermit Crabs Artificial Shells Inspired By Iconic City Architecture | Architizer
• This Prefab Building Is A First For New York | Co.Design
• Imagining A Future City Filled With Driverless Cars And Without Any Parking Spaces | Co.Exist

(Image: Aki Inomata)

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