So there is a big plot of empty land in Canal street in NYC and here is what this Architect group Work AC wants to do:

Awesome. Its probably not going to happen, but it warms my heart that these sorts of things are moving beyond the realm of science fiction pipe dream. ok maybe still a pipe dream. NYT mag calls it the "locavore fantasia".
it would have...

different crops on each floor; land laying fallow would be used for play (putting greens, say). Four large water tanks would collect rainwater for irrigation. “Sculpture structures” commissioned from artists would act as columns supporting the building, which leans back to face the crops toward the sun.

5 comments:

  1. raymi lauren said...

    beautiful  

  2. doctorC said...

    www.verticalfarm.com  

  3. highwaisted said...

    this is so friggin rad. you were linked on qatalust.blogspot.com

    yay!  

  4. Chlo said...

    cool!
    yeah there are more and more green building/ urban intensive farming projects going on everyday. hoorah!  

  5. kaja said...

    that is so ahhsome! that spot is next to my school, it's the tall thing to the left. they spent all last year tearing down the old building and now it's just empty. looks like a fun idea doods  


 

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