Monarch Sanctuary, 2018-ongoing
The population of the beloved monarch butterfly has drastically depleted due to susceptibility to agricultural pesticides, temperature changes, and land development. Terreform ONE’s proposed 30,000-square-foot sanctuary is a vertical meadow behind a glass façade with highly regulated temperature and humidity. The model shows how the façade can provide a temporary habitat for wild monarchs.
It is credited
Courtesy of Terreform ONE.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.