To the declining population of the monarch butterfly in New York City, Terreform One is responding with a butterfly habitat that will be incorporated into the facade of a new eight-story building. The vision of the nonprofit architecture firm is quite mesmerizing and unique. The concept does not only contribute to sustainability, but it also adds an aesthetically pleasing and one-of-a-kind characteristic to the building.
The butterfly habitat will be executed in the form of a terrarium that is attached to the wall of the structure. The space is going to be climate-controlled and filled with vegetation that is essential to the survival of the monarch butterfly. This will be further supplemented through the incorporation of a rooftop garden with "pollinator-friendly plants," as well as " 3D-printed from carbon-sequestering concrete" to give areas for the butterflies to land.
Photo Credits: Mitchell Joachim/ Terreform One