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Monarch Sanctuary, 2018-ongoing

It was architect: Vivian Kuan and Mitchell Joachim and firm: Terreform ONE. It is dated 2018-ongoing. Its medium is partial building façade model, diagram, video.

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.

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