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Model – Urban farms

Posted in Models by fedwards on July 30th, 2008

The abstract below is from Metropolis Magazine, Visit the post to see some incredible pictures of how some people transform urban spaces into production zones.

Urban Farm
By Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson
Friday, June 20, 2008 5:17 pm

Summer kicks off in earnest today with the official opening of the annual Young Architects Program installation at P.S. 1. This year, WORK Architecture was selected for their ambitious vision of transforming the angular concrete courtyard into a lush urban farm. We got a sneak peak of P.F.1 (Public Farm One) last night.

Architects Amale Andraos and Dan Wood created a living structure of plants and vegetables out of inexpensive, recyclable materials. Large tubes of coated cardboard filled with a clever combination of fabric inserts and soil are connected into a sweeping wave, creating a kind of flying carpet of food. It’s as if a farm has blown in and landed in Queens. (It reminds me a bit of Bill McDonough’s plans for rooftop farms in the Chinese city of Liuzhou).

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