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L’Architecture est dans le Pré in Vendée, France by Claas architectes

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Article source: Claas architectes

Some projects are more particular than others, so when my brother asked me to design his house, the personal stakes were great. As a young farmer his financial supports are limited, but he has regular opportunities to build and maintain buildings on the farm. In most cases, they are made of metal fabrics delivered in kit. This know-how combined with its working time flexibility  allowed to conceive the project in self-construction.

Image Courtesy © Myriam Héaulmé

  • Architects: Claas architectes
  • Project: L’Architecture est dans le Pré
  • Location: Les Lucs-sur-Boulogne, Vendée, France
  • Photography: Myriam Héaulmé
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Blender
  • Lead Architects: Boris Nauleau
  • Cost: 70.000 € (all taxes included)
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 205m²
  • Completion Year: 2014


Conversion of the Former Hospital in Meursault, France by JUNG Architectures

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The municipality of Meursault is located in the heart of the Burgundy vineyards of Côte de Beaune, in the department of Côte-d’Or.

Meursault, a flagship of Burgundy great wines, has an undisputable world-wide reputation, and its “Climats” have been classified as World Heritage by the UNESCO since 2015.

The former Hospital is a showpiece of Meursault’s rich architectural heritage.

Image Courtesy © Martin Argyroglo

  • Architects: JUNG Architectures
  • Project: Conversion of the Former Hospital of Meursault
  • Location: Meursault, France
  • Photography: Martin Argyroglo
  • Area: 450 sqm of SHON (Habitable Net Surface Area) + 3,000 sqm of gardens
  • Project year: Completion in March 2015 (more…)

Masserie Maresca in Ostuni (BR), Italy by Schiattarella Associati

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Article source: Schiattarella Associati 

Masseria Grottone, part of Masserie Maresca Farm-Hotel, built between 1812 and 1860 is an agricultural complex a few miles away from Ostuni. Dipped in 40 acres of centenary olive trees and Mediterranean scrub: a natural context of extraordinary richness.

Abandoned for several years, the restoration and extension project has been assigned to the firm Schiattarella Associati having a long history dating back to 1970s and a know-how linked to some of the most significant projects of  the last years such as the Seoul Metropolitan Museum, the Children Museum in Kyonggi, the Art Center in Addirriyah and many relevant projects in Italy as well such as the Spanish School of Archaeology, the Cube House in the Olympic Village and the Pediatric Ward of the Umberto I Hospital in Rome.

Image Courtesy © Antonio Fatano

  • Architects: Schiattarella Associati (Andrea Schiattarella, Carla Maresca)
  • Project: Masserie Maresca
  • Location: Ostuni (BR), Italy
  • Photography: Antonio Fatano
  • Year: 2012-2016


Moustiquaire Maurel-Coulombe in Québec, Canada by Guillaume Pelletier Architecte

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Article source: Guillaume Pelletier Architecte 

Project Description

Canards Maurel-Coulombe is an artisanal farm that produces the finest Foie Gras in Quebec.

The clients wanted to create a space where customers could have a total gourmet experience of duck foie gras.  Like a Japanese tea room, this project is a space where art, nature, tradition & gastronomy becomes one. The contemporary exterior screen porch is an extension of an old traditional wooden house. The wood timber structure is placed in a way to make a visual connection between the farm and the products boutique.   The tasting room faces the landscape from where you can see the ducks in the field. By night, the screen porch becomes a lantern.

Image Courtesy © Saul Rosales

  • Architects: Guillaume Pelletier Architecte
  • Project: Moustiquaire Maurel-Coulombe
  • Location: Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: Saul Rosales
  • Software used: Autocad and SketchUp
  • Construction: Dominic Heneault
  • Gross Built Area: 256 ft2
  • Completion Year: 2016


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


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


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


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


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



Thursday, May 21st, 2015


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.



  • 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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