The bower of the Satin Bower Bird, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, Eastern Australia

National Gallery of Australia, Colin Madigan and Andrew Andersons (1970), Canberra, Australia

Big, hollow tree and two lovers, The Otways, Australia

Lempuyang Temple in Bali, Indonesia

Geometry sticky notes, England

Qasr al Farid, Mada’in Saleh, Saudi Arabia


Petroglyph Botha's Shelter, Cathedral Peak State Forest, South Africa

Leyser house, Sir Roy Grounds (1951-2), Melbourne, Australia

Shine Dome/Australian Academy of Science, Sir Roy Grounds (1959), Canberra, Australia

Open-air honeybee nest, Hepburn Springs, Australia

The bower of the Eastern Bower bird is a small place where offerings are made, dances performed, and the animal architecture points UP!


1909 GertrudeBell Hadithah Iraq AlHadithah Haditha Tomb Funerary monument @jitjindar

Cone hermitage and church near Gula Deri, 1935 → @jitjindar

Why a triangle?

In much sacred architecture – Balinese temples, the windows of Gothic cathedrals and mosques – the design points up! As do big hollow trees (where bees sometimes live…)

Hôtel de Cluny, Cluny Museum, Paris, France

Petroglyph, Botha’s Shelter, date unknown, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Weekender/geodesic dome, Sir Roy Grounds (circa 1965), Penders Beach, Australia

Diagrams of the honeybee ‘waggle dance’

Necklace, Anna Varendorff

Open-air honeybee nest, USA


Flower vases, London, Great Britain + Antique Turkish carpet, Turkey


Temple concept development