The Monarch Sanctuary or Lepidoptera terrarium will be eight stories of new commercial space in New York City. The building will mostly contain retail and office areas, but central to its purpose is a semi-porous breeding ground, waystation, and sanctuary for the at-risk species of the North American monarch butterfly.
A new report forecasts more than 7000 construction robots will be deployed for a variety of construction and demolition tasks from 2018 to 2025. The largest market in terms of unit shipments will be for robot assistants used on construction sites, followed by infrastructure, structure, and finishing robots.
The Xiqu Centre, a performing arts venue in Hong Kong designed by Revery Architecture and Ronald Lu & Partners reimagines theater drapes and the swaying folds of the performers’ costumes with a glowing curvilinear façade.