Professional Design Project

Site/Client : Stone House Farm, Hudson, NY

Construction in Spring 2019

This is a commissioned project designed by Harrison Atelier, click to the project.

Collaborate with : The Frank Institute, ARUP, Ductal by LafargeHolcim, CarvArt CNC

In charge: SD/DD, structural design, CD, fabrication & visualization.

How can we build habitat for the species that are foundational to our food production?  Playing on the form of the bee’s compound eye, our Pollinators Pavilions produces new habitat for solitary bee species at the Stone House Farm, a 25,000 acre model of regenerative organic agriculture in New York’s Hudson Valley. The pavilion’s innovative paneling system houses hundreds of nesting tubes for solitary bees and a solar-powered electronic monitoring platform.

 The design focuses on the relationship between human and species - solitary bees. The building materials and photo capturing system for bees are aimed to build a sustainable environment, which expresses the aesthetics and functionality at the same moment.

The project is implemented with parametric design, especially focusing on detail resolution. The full-scale section model is successfully built with the output from structural analysis by ARUP and Ductal panels by LafargeHolcim. 

To see more on panel casting, please scroll down to slides.

FULL-SCALED MOCK-UP MODEL, EXHIBITED AT NYCML'18

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