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- The Monarch Sanctuary in New York City, aims to weave butterfly conservation strategies into its form by integrating an open monarch habitat with its façades, roof, and atrium. The edifice is not just a building envelope, but also a biome of coexistence for people, plants, and butterflies.
- Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, celebrated for his experimental structures that interpret traditional architectural conventions and reflect natural phenomena, has designed the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion in London, United Kingdom. The new pavilion resembles a ‘hill made out of rocks.’
- The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, has expanded its sustainable buildings portfolio with a new exhibit staging center (ESC). Formerly an old public works building, the ESC utilizes green building technology to transform a dilapidated space on a former brownfield into a healthy environment.
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