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the cowshed collective brings sustainability to social farming

the cowshed collective brings sustainability to social farming | Sustain Our Earth |
a cowshed in ireland made entirely from locally available and salvaged materials creates startling effects of dappled light while working with an existing structure.

Via Susan Davis Cushing
Susan Davis Cushing's curator insight, February 10, 2013 12:52 AM

beautiful and idyllic. would love to see more information about the costs!

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Sustainability & Education at Shanghai's Largest Organic Farm

Sustainability & Education at Shanghai's Largest Organic Farm | Sustain Our Earth |

Tony’s Farm is the biggest organic food farm in Shanghai, which produces certified vegetables and fruits. But it's more than just a place for vegetable production. The vision is to integrate the consumer and therefore promote a natural lifestyle.


To link the activities of the working people with the visitors of the farm, playze developed a building complex, which combines the main reception, a lobby, (working also for the future hotel rooms) and a vip area, with the new offices and an existing warehouse, where the fruits and vegetables are being packed. The building provides transparency within the manufacturing process. Thus it supports the vision of integrating the visitor and helps to reinforce the consumer confidence in the products of the farm. At the same time the building design is driven by the concept of sustainability, combined with it's iconic qualities, it communicates and promotes the core concept of the Farm...

Via Lauren Moss, Digital Sustainability
Lauren Moss's curator insight, January 5, 2013 3:41 PM

An interesting project that incorporates relevant social issues and educational opportunities within the context of a working farm...

Mercor's curator insight, January 16, 2013 6:43 AM

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