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The Bik van der Pol Butterfly House is a 1950s Architectural Icon

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: sharing.enel & notcot.org
My geeky architecture student heart fluttered when I saw the Bik van der Pol Butterfly House because it's a replica of the 1951 Farnsworth House by American architect Mies van der Rohe. The minimalist glass-encased abode is just perfect for our colorful lepidopteran friends.

Making a metaphorical statement on the importance of pollinators for natural fertilization, the Bik van der Pol Butterfly House -- the winner of the Enel Contemporanea 2010 competition -- protects the sprightly species in this man-made modernist shelter.


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