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Organic Farm in Hebei Province, China by Arch Studio

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Article source: Sunshine PR

The project is located in the farmland on the fringe area of Guye district, Tangshan. Villages and houses are scattered around. The site is a rectangular flat land covers an area of 6000㎡. The basic function of the building is acting as a processing workshop of organic food – raw materials come from organic producing areas across the country, being collected, processed and packed here, and then being delivered to other places as finished products. The design is inspired by traditional courtyard building, the initial idea is to build a magnified courtyard house, a workplace full of natural atmosphere and flexibility, a workplace which is self-contained and forms a corresponding relation with the surrounding broad and flat field.

Image Courtesy © JIN Wei-Qi

Image Courtesy © JIN Wei-Qi

  • Architects: Arch Studio
  • Project: Organic Farm
  • Location: Guzhi District, Tangshan City, Hebei Province, China
  • Photography: JIN Wei-Qi
  • Design Team: HAN Wen-Qiang, LI Xiao-Ming, WANG Han, JIANG Zhao, HUANG Tao
  • Author: Han Wen-Qiang
  • Site Area: 6000 sqm
  • Architectural Area: 1720 sqm
  • Design Time: 2015.06 – 2015.09
  • Construction Time: 2015.09 – 2016.04

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Wyndridge Farms in York, Pennsylvania by abSketches

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Article source: abSketches

We were commissioned to develop renderings to help facilitate design and pre-sales for an event space in York, PA. abSketches also, through renderings, articulated design and architecture for our client. We worked first hand with the client and their in house construction team to develop design intent and direction. With the help of our renderings, Wyndridge Farms was able to reserve events for 2 years out prior to breaking ground.

Image Courtesy © abSketches

Image Courtesy © abSketches

  • Architects: abSketches
  • Project: Wyndridge Farms
  • Location: Pennsylvania, USA
  • Software used: Sketchup, 3DS Max, Vray, Photoshop

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Pocket Farm in Akershus, Norway by oslo school of architecture and design

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Article source: oslo school of architecture and design

It is said that Oslo is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe, and that building land within its natural boundaries is full. To accommodate future growth Oslo will have to look beyond, to municipalities within commuting distance. One such municipality is Nes i Akershus, one of the principal agricultural producers of grain in the country. Nes does not want to become a suburb of Oslo, so it is looking for alternative modes of accommodating additional population without losing its rural character.

Image Courtesy © SCS

Image Courtesy © SCS

  • Architects: oslo school of architecture and design
  • Project: Pocket Farm
  • Location: Dystlandhaugen Farm, Nes i Akershus, Norway
  • Photography: SCS
  • Client: Elisabeth and Terje Maarud and Nes Kommune
  • Staff: Christian Hermansen and Marcin Wojcik
  • Structural Eng. : Felice Allievi, DOF engineers
  • Size: 225 m2 (9m x 25m)
  • Construction period: 6 weeks, May and June 2016

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Urban Skyfarm in Seoul, Korea by Aprilli

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Article source: Aprilli

The Urban Skyfarm is a vertical farm design proposal for a site located in downtown Seoul, right adjacent to the Cheonggyecheon stream which is a heavily populated dense urban area within the central business district. Inspired by the ecological system of giant trees, the Urban Skyfarm is a prototype vertical farm project which would mainly support local food production and distribution while at the same time contribute to improving the environmental quality through water, air filtration and renewable energy production.

Image Courtesy © Aprilli

Image Courtesy © Aprilli

  • Architects: Aprilli
  • Project: Urban Skyfarm
  • Location: Seoul, Korea
  • Project Height: Sky farm (160m), Hydroponic Farm (45m)
  • Total Area: 157,800 m2 (Sky farm 144,450 m2, Hydroponic Farm 13,350 m2)
  • Program: Hydroponic Farm, Botanic Garden, Viewing Deck, Cafeteria, Farmers Market, Water Filtration Facility, Renewable Energy Production Facility
  • Material: Light weight steel structure with open joint aluminum cladding.
  • Farming System: Medium based Hydroponic System, Solution based Hydroponic System

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Homefarm in Singapore by SPARK architects

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Article source: v2com

SPARK unveils Homefarm – a concept for the next generation of retirement housing – at today’s Retirement Living World China 2014 conference in Shanghai. The bold conceptual project proposes the combination of apartments and facilities for seniors with vertical urba farming. SPARK’s aim is to generate discussion about the many potentials that can emerg from the mixing of two typically separate realms.

The question of how to support and accommodate a rapidly ageing population confronts man nations in Asia. In Singapore, for example, a substantial demographic shift is underway. By 2030, one in five Singapore residents will be aged 65 years and over (up from 6 per cent in 1990). The swelling proportion of seniors will place significant demands on social, economic and infrastructural systems.

Deck Level, Image Courtesy © SPARK architects

Deck Level, Image Courtesy © SPARK architects

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SMART FLOATING FARMS by FORWARD THINKING ARCHITECTURE

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Article source: FORWARD THINKING ARCHITECTURE 

The SFF is a Smart Offshore Floating Farming system situated off the coast on an open sea. The SFF is configured  as a modular-expandable Multi-Layer Floating Farming system which combines Solar energy, Hydroponics-green growing and  Aquaculture (Fish) . City Farming /Urban agriculture is great, but with the tremendous influx of world population to urban areas would it be enough to ensure the amount of food in cities? Why not take advantage of the water space close to cities to transform them into a productive tissue? ( water which makes up about 71% of the Earth’s surface, while the other 29% consists of continents and islands) Does an offshore Smart floating farm makes sense? We truly believe so, since many of  the densest areas/cities are located close to big bodies of water and because nowadays  many nations are heavily dependent on imports and international markets for their food (causing vulnerability). In example, a 2013 study found that  in 2000, some 950 million people—16 percent of the world’s population at the time—were using international trade to meet their food needs, according an article related to the Food Trade and Self-sufficiency report.

Image Courtesy © FORWARD THINKING ARCHITECTURE

Image Courtesy © FORWARD THINKING ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: FORWARD THINKING ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: SMART FLOATING FARMS
  • Location: Global initiative – Open for implementation in different countries with water access and massive food imports, land/water scarcity or food supply/production problems
  • Project Director: Javier F. Ponce, Principal – Architect
  • Project Collaborator: Jakub Dycha, MBA
  • TYPE: Automated Offshore Agricultural strategies
  • STATUS: Creative expandable project ( Open to potential collaborations)

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OFF GRID RETREAT in Appalachian Ohio by Midland Architecture

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Article source: Midland Architecture

Description:

This 900 square foot off grid retreat, situated on the family’s cattle farm in Appalachian Ohio, blends old and new technologies to create a self-sustaining home. South facing glazing in the living room provides views across a seven acre lake, and is also integral to the passive solar design which generates heat when coupled with the concrete finish floors. Additional sustainable features include a fresh water cistern supplied by a natural spring that runs along the building site; electricity generated by a solar cell array; and spray foam insulated walls and ceilings. The exterior is clad with a Corten metal standing seam roof and burnt cedar siding with Douglas fir columns. The interior layout features two bedrooms and a single bath, along with a great room and kitchen.

Image Courtesy © Midland Architecture

Image Courtesy © Midland Architecture

  • Architects: Midland Architecture
  • Project: OFF GRID RETREAT
  • Location: Appalachian Ohio, USA
  • Designer: Greg Dutton
  • Completed: July 2014

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Urban farm in Bengaluru, India by OHO STUDIOZ

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Article source: OHO STUDIOZ

The proposed urban farm comprises of 400000 sq.ft of floor space and a sprawling landscape located on the outskirts of Bangalore, the IT hub of India. Integrating organic farming with that of the built environment is the USP of this project. The concept of green and sustainable building is the basic theme on which the urban farm project has been developed.

Image Courtesy © OHO STUDIOZ

Image Courtesy © OHO STUDIOZ

  • Architects: OHO STUDIOZ
  • Project: urban farm
  • Location: Bengaluru, India

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FARM SURROUNDINGS in Catalonia, Spain by Arnau Vergés Tejero – Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Article source: Arnau Vergés Tejero – Arnau Estudi d’Arquitectura

The internal refurbishing of a farm barn, so that a new generation of farmers can live there, grows to the point of becoming this zoning ordinance project. Such process will lead us to think about the set of huts, sheds, walls and paths which have settled in country houses through the years, and now we need to understand before we work on them, as there has been so little, maybe nothing, done in vain. A set of parts which have shaped the area, corners and tiny squares with the romantic essence of small towns.

Image Courtesy © Marc Torra Ferrer

Image Courtesy © Marc Torra Ferrer

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Hive-Inn™ City Farm in NYC by OVA STUDIO LTD

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Article source: OVA STUDIO LTD

Hive-Inn™ City Farm is a modular farming structure where containers are designed and used as farming modules and acts as an ecosystem where each unit plays a role in producing food, harvesting energy and recycling waste and water.

The idea of this ecosystem is to bring farming down-town and grow fresh produces near their urban consumers.

Image Courtesy © OVA STUDIO LTD

Image Courtesy © OVA STUDIO LTD

  • Architects: OVA STUDIO LTD
  • Project: Hive-Inn™ City Farm
  • Location: NYC , U.S.A
  • Architects / Directors: Mr. Slimane Ouahès | Architecte DPLG , Mr. Christophe Barthelemy | Architecte DPLG
  • Architect Assistants: Alice NG , Stephanie Mendoza

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