[James Brittain - Vivarium - COVER IMG] Vivarium/James Brittain


LocationMontreal, Canada
StudioJames Brittain

A visit to Montreal's new Insectarium is an enchanting journey of discovery, where the line between built and natural space is intriguingly dissolved. A labyrinth of immersive underground chambers experienced from an insect's point of view leads to a grand tomb-like dome adorned with butterflies and bugs. The metamorphosis for the visitor ends in the Grand Vivarium, pictured here. The photograph is from a series commissioned by the project architects: Berlin's Kuehn Malvezzi and Montreal's Pelletier de Fontenay, with Jodoin Lamarre Pratte.