An increase in food (especially protein) production will be needed to feed our growing world population. Insect production may be part of the mix. Insects can be processed as food for livestock and other animals or for human consumption.
To advance the technology of insect rearing, insect biologists, architects and designers are all trying to visualize future production facilities. A structure adapted to rearing insects would look quite different from traditional structures that house our livestock today. Terraform ONE, a non-profit architecture firm designed a prototype structure that could be devoted to rearing crickets. The walls of the structure are formed from modular cricket rearing cages. The interior space can serve as a shelter. If the cages were filled with crickets, I can imagine that the noise at night from crickets would be intense. This prototypes will probably not be a final design. It does stimulate discussion and help those with less time to think about it, visualize the future.