URBAN FARM TOWER

Aberrant_Architecture_1

As the density of our urban fabric ever increases (along with the number of residents), city-dwellers become further distanced from the growth of the food they consume. This distance still remains an ecological problem!

Aberrant_Architecture_2

Aberrant_Architecture_3

However, ‘urban vertical farms’ have taken on this challenge and the architect Scott Johnson has ‘hyperlocalized’ the vertical-farm concept into a building with program to directly assist tower residents.

Aberrant_Architecture_4

Aberrant_Architecture_5

Aberrant_Architecture_6

The idea of the tower is derived from the concept of a sea cucumber. The animal has a spiny exterior skin, protecting a soft inner tissue (used for it to digest and reproduce). The tower has a similar concept where the exterior is conceived as a stiff exterior frame used for hotel residential units. On the other hand, the inner area of the tower is dedicated to growing necessary food crops. The architect designed each level to be dedicated to a specific food group (one of twelve foods), depending on what kind of growing conditions are available (i.e. solar exposure and/or humidity.

Aberrant_Architecture_7

With the creation and consumption of food virtually in the same urban-vertical-setting, the kind of transportation normally required to deliver food is eliminated. All processing and distribution occurs on the premises with excess food being sold in nearby retail outlets. Clever indeed!} else {

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on LinkedInEmail this to someone

Leave a Reply