STONE HOUSE FARMS, HUDSON NY // CONSTRUCTION SUMMER 2018
How can we build habitat for the species that are foundational to our food production? Much remains unknown about the 4,000 species of solitary bees in America, despite their importance as the pollinators for 70% of the non-agricultural environment. 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 diverse micro-conditions that we develop with our pavilion’s novel paneling system provide artificial nesting structures for solitary bees and models environmental stewardship in our Anthropocene age.
Architecture and Design: Ariane Lourie Harrison, Seth Harrison, Spring Wu, Eileen Xu, Nai-Hua Chen, Agata Jakubowska, Brad Li
Curator: Francine Hunter McGivern, The Frank Institute
Structural Engineer: ARUP
Ariane Harrison: Harrison Atelier
Francine Hunter McGivern: The Frank Institute
Ben Dobson: Stone House Farm