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Urban Farming: an Architect’s Answer to 'Green'?

Urban Farming: an Architect’s Answer to 'Green'? | retail and design | Scoop.it

Sustainable. Local. Natural. Green. Architects talk about these words all the time but what do they really mean?


'To present the concept of Urban Farming, I’ve collected images of existing urban farms that are already “digging into” (on/over/through) the built environment – doing amazing things for food, people, cities, communities, and sustainability –  as well as conceptual urban farming architecture – projects which begin to rethink the word “farm,” especially in the urban environment, and offer a very bold response to the question, “What is Green Architecture?” Some of these ideas may seem pretty far-fetched, but I’ll bet not many people thought we’d be farming all over rooftops in NYC either! And they’re not only doing it, they’re doing it sustainably + successfully. Architecture could stand to learn a thing or 2 from these urban farms…'


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En las ciudades siempre nos apoyamos en las granjas rurales para el suministro de su comida. Las granjas urbanas utilizan espacios hasta ahora residuales y generan oportunidades. Mejoran la calidad de vida en nuestras urbes, crean trabajo, facilitan el acceso a comida fresca y sana y nos brindan a los habitantes de las grandes ciudades la posibilidad de relacionarnos mejor con nuestro entorno. Nos "educan" y haven la vida más amable a aquellos que vivimos en las ciudades y además las amamos.

 

The city will always rely on rural farmers for the bulk of our food, and the relationship between urban and rural communities must be celebrated. But having farms inside the city limits which take advantage of unused roof space is an opportunity not to be missed. Roof farms have the potential to improve urban quality of life, create jobs, increase access to healthy fresh foods, and provide environmental and agricultural education to those of us who live in and love the city.”

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Lenni Morkel-Kingsbury's curator insight, November 9, 2013 4:35 PM

RE comment that some of these ideas seem pretty far fetched...sad that we feel we need to temper ideas with statements  like this.Once upon a time landing on the moon and having personal computers also seemed far fetched. Thinking beyond current boundaries is what is needed to tackle issues of food production and sustainable living for the future , now!

 

"Naively ambitious, maybe. But as a twitter-mate noted, “creating food AND jobs and making productive use of vacant land and changing the urban landscape in a huge way!” is in my opinion extremely exciting and worth every effort of that ambition!"

 

.....I couldn't agree more!

Let' s get inspired and figure out how to make  far fetched  ideas work and work sustainably and effectively. 

Lili Dávila's curator insight, December 6, 2013 4:35 PM

Another green design to go local...

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Don’t give up on ambitious green architecture – despite London’s Garden Bridge folly

Don’t give up on ambitious green architecture – despite London’s Garden Bridge folly | retail and design | Scoop.it
http://theconversation.com/dont-give-up-on-ambitious-green-architecture-despite-londons-garden-bridge-folly-82602 London’s proposed “Garden Bridge” is no more. After years of controversy, the city’s mayor has finally sunk the idea into the Thames. The notion of a bridge covered in plants and trees spanning the river did have some merit. But it needed to be in the right place, with the right design, and the…
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There is a need to ensure that ownership is transparent and that everyone knows their rights of use. This should be publicly and not privately focused, as there is a wealth of evidence to highlight the social, health, and economic value of accessible parks and gardens.
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Seúl transforma autopista abandonada en jardín elevado con más de 24 mil plantas

Seúl transforma autopista abandonada en jardín elevado con más de 24 mil plantas | retail and design | Scoop.it
El pasado 20 de mayo Park Won-soon, alcalde de Seúl (Corea del Sur), inauguró Seoullo 7017, una pasarela elevada de 983 metros de largo diseñada por..
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What Will Thomas Heatherwick's "Vessel" At Hudson Yards Really Add to New York?

What Will Thomas Heatherwick's "Vessel" At Hudson Yards Really Add to New York? | retail and design | Scoop.it
This article was originally published by The Architect's Newspaper as "What do New Yorkers get when privately-funded public art goes big?"
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The Mont-Laurier Theatre by FABG Combines Local Forestry and New Technologies

The Mont-Laurier Theatre by FABG Combines Local Forestry and New Technologies | retail and design | Scoop.it

Located in the Laurentian Mountains on the southern embankment of the Lievre River in Canada,  the Mont-Laurier Theatre is a multi-purpose venue – theatre, convention centre and concert hall that emphasizes the importance of timber in the region. FABG based the design on an architectural proposition of a structural grid of cross-laminated wood beams that support the roof and create a canopy over the main entrance.


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Sempach wins Wakker Prize 2017 - SWI swissinfo.ch

Sempach wins Wakker Prize 2017 - SWI swissinfo.ch | retail and design | Scoop.it
The small Swiss municipality of Sempach has been awarded the Wakker Prize for architectural development and preservation. It wa
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Disney Research turns a whole room into a wireless charger  #Science

Disney Research turns a whole room into a wireless charger  #Science | retail and design | Scoop.it
Disney Research has demonstrated a new method for wireless power transmission that induces electrical currents in an enclosed metallic structure and could charge your devices automatically the moment you walk into a room, making electrical cords and charging cradles a thing of the past.​

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Toranoko Nursery / Takashige Yamashita Office

Toranoko Nursery / Takashige Yamashita Office | retail and design | Scoop.it

 

Located in the center of the enclosed site, the roofs are lightly positioned in various angles, opening towards all possible directions to allow physical and visual approach from anywhere. Gentle curvature of the roofs creates a sequence of scenery, dividing garden, lounge, lunchroom, nursing room and office, while the spaces are still kept connected as one.Architects : Takashige Yamashita OfficeLocation : Yamanashi Prefecture, JapanArchitect in Charge : Takashige YamashitaArea : 177.24 m2Project Year : 2016Photographs : Kenichi SuzukiManufacturers : Central Glass, Aica

 

 


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Smart city planning can cut deadly diseases, improve air quality

Smart city planning can cut deadly diseases, improve air quality | retail and design | Scoop.it
Cities that promote walking, bicycling and public transportation can expect a drop in chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes, a new study suggests.
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Toshiko Mori uses compressed EARTH and BAMBOO for Senegal cultural centre

Toshiko Mori uses compressed EARTH and BAMBOO for Senegal cultural centre | retail and design | Scoop.it
“This cultural centre in Senegal by Japanese architect Toshiko Mori was constructed using exclusively local materials and techniques – and has been recognised in the architecture category of the 2017 AIA Awards.”
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Timelapse: Willmott Dixon build home for Met Office supercomputer

Timelapse: Willmott Dixon build home for Met Office supercomputer | retail and design | Scoop.it
“ Timelapse: Willmott Dixon build home for Met Office supercomputer Willmott Dixon built a home for the Met Office’s new supercomputer, one of the 25 most powerful computers in the world capable of performing 16,000 trillion calculations per second.”
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Overcoming Obstacles to a Sustainable Economy

Overcoming Obstacles to a Sustainable Economy | retail and design | Scoop.it
The goal of a “circular economy” is important, but the road is long.
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Blackened-wood huts cantilever from mountain restaurant by Pichler and Mikolajcak

Blackened-wood huts cantilever from mountain restaurant by Pichler and Mikolajcak | retail and design | Scoop.it
Three glass-fronted gables project from this mountain restaurant for skiers in the South Tyrolean Dolomites by Peter Pichler and Pavol Mikolajcak.
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The Architectural League Announces Emerging Voices of 2017

The Architectural League Announces Emerging Voices of 2017 | retail and design | Scoop.it
Each year, The Architectural League of New York awards its prestigious Emerging Voices award to eight practices across the United States
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NY Colleges, Ryerson University Win First DOE Zero-Energy Home Challenge

NY Colleges, Ryerson University Win First DOE Zero-Energy Home Challenge | retail and design | Scoop.it
Zero-Energy homes are becoming part of the vernacular—finally! Such homes are designed to be highly energy efficient, needing no more energy than they can produce via solar arrays and other energy sources.
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MVRDV's Reflective 'Wunderkammer' in Rotterdam is Given the Green Light

MVRDV's Reflective 'Wunderkammer' in Rotterdam is Given the Green Light | retail and design | Scoop.it

Rotterdam will soon have a new cabinet of curiosities to add to its collection of architectural icons.

For many years the city's Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, originally established in 1849, has required a safer space to house its world-class collection of painting, sculpture and prints. Last week the Municipality of Rotterdam voted in favor of the building’s construction and, with zoning approved, "the world’s first fully accessible art storage facility" is now slated to open its doors in 2018.

The building’s design, architect MVRDV claims, is in harmony with the arrangement of the existing public space. In their words, it is "a compact round volume with a small footprint [...] in order to spare the park." Its reflective glass façade, seen by many critics as the most overpowering and technically dubious aspect of the building's appearance will, in the designers' minds, actually "make the building less visible."


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#Dutch are always one step ahead.
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MVRDV's Reflective 'Wunderkammer' in Rotterdam is Given the Green Light

MVRDV's Reflective 'Wunderkammer' in Rotterdam is Given the Green Light | retail and design | Scoop.it

Rotterdam will soon have a new cabinet of curiosities to add to its collection of architectural icons.

For many years the city's Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, originally established in 1849, has required a safer space to house its world-class collection of painting, sculpture and prints. Last week the Municipality of Rotterdam voted in favor of the building’s construction and, with zoning approved, "the world’s first fully accessible art storage facility" is now slated to open its doors in 2018.

The building’s design, architect MVRDV claims, is in harmony with the arrangement of the existing public space. In their words, it is "a compact round volume with a small footprint [...] in order to spare the park." Its reflective glass façade, seen by many critics as the most overpowering and technically dubious aspect of the building's appearance will, in the designers' minds, actually "make the building less visible."


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Workplace Excellence Can Be Contagious

Workplace Excellence Can Be Contagious | retail and design | Scoop.it
Collective outcomes soar when top performers mingle with less adept colleagues.
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Could Vienna be the new Berlin, city of dreams for international investors? 

Could Vienna be the new Berlin, city of dreams for international investors?  | retail and design | Scoop.it
A century ago and beyond, Vienna was the cultural capital of Europe, with its glamorous opera house, stylish café society and A-list roster of celebrity residents.
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Jakob + MacFarlane – Siège mondial d’Euronews - Lyon

Jakob + MacFarlane – Siège mondial d’Euronews - Lyon | retail and design | Scoop.it
Le Cube vert, accueillant le siège mondial d’Euronews, chaîne d’information européenne, est conçu comme un immense parallélépipède transpercé par deux atriums coniques introduisant la lumière et l’air, et offrant des vues sur le paysage environnant et des accès aux berges de la Saône. Ces atriums s’apparentent à deux yeux gigantesques fixant le fleuve et son environnement. Le geste spectaculaire d’évidement du volume par deux atriums ouvre la façade et favorise la ventilation naturelle diurne et nocturne à l’intérieur de la construction. Ces espaces à ciel ouvert offrent des lieux de détente accessibles depuis les bureaux. Si le volume architectural se découvre d’abord comme un bloc monolithe, ses extrusions et sa résille enrichissent sa matérialité – graphique, coloré, poreux et aérien.

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Etonnant bâtiment merci @Matiere555 pr la découVERTE #Jakob_+MacFarlane, Lyon - ©NicolasBorel

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WATCH Rem KOOLHAAS Present S,M,L,XL at the AA in 1995

WATCH Rem KOOLHAAS Present S,M,L,XL at the AA in 1995 | retail and design | Scoop.it
Posted on the OMA website with the description, "Presentation on how S, M, L, XL intends to both undermine and simultaneously reinforce architecture," this lecture delivered by a then-51-year-old Rem Koolhaas delves into the "intentions" behind the 1400-page behemoth monograph. The Dutch architect laments that he must spoil the experience of the book's nuanced relationships and surprises, stating "I'm exposing connections now that I would have preferred to remain hidden for you to discover or ignore."

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Paris : légumes, fruits et champignons pousseront… dans ce parking souterrain

Paris : légumes, fruits et champignons pousseront… dans ce parking souterrain | retail and design | Scoop.it
« C’est par où les fruits et légumes ? - Au parking, niveau -2 ». D’ici quatre mois, cette conversation n’aura rien de surréaliste au 26, ru
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Donde se cultivan tus hortalizas y legumbres? En un parking subterráneo ;)
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"Des boxes de parkings transformés en champignonnières où des pleurotes et des shiitakés se développeront sur un substrat à base de marc du café et de résidus provenant de microbrasseries parisiennes"Merci #ZéBU, l'écosystème des brasseries urbaines porté par @Zone-AH!... #réciprocité
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Watch the Construction of ROLAND GARROS' New Tennis Stadiums in These Animations

Watch the Construction of ROLAND GARROS' New Tennis Stadiums in These Animations | retail and design | Scoop.it
“Stade du Roland Garros, home of one of tennis’ four grand slam tournaments, the French Open, has revealed animations of the two new stadia planned for the historic park grounds. The renovations will include a $400 million redesign of the event’s main stadium and a brand new greenhouse-inspired court, the first of its kind at a major tournament.”
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How Falmouth University is helping to inspire the next generation of British

filmmakers 

How Falmouth University is helping to inspire the next generation of British<br/><br/>filmmakers  | retail and design | Scoop.it
Awards season is in full swing, the film and television industry is celebrating its best and brightest and the next generation of filmmakers is dreaming of one day striding the red carpet.
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Couple behind Tiger's pounce on the UK sell out for millions

Couple behind Tiger's pounce on the UK sell out for millions | retail and design | Scoop.it
The couple who brought Danish retail chain Tiger to Britain have said that they are considering importing more international brands to this country after making millions from selling their half of the UK operations.
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