Posts tagged agritecture
Bridging the gap between Smart Cities and Smart Agriculture

A conversation with Henry Gordon-Smith, Founder and Managing Director of Agritecture Consulting, about the future of urban agriculture and our cities. Henry will be teaching the Specialization Track ‘Smart Cities and Smart Agriculture’ together with Maeva Dang, on July 23 at the Thought for Food Academy Summit in Brazil.

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From roof to table: How 'data nerds' are transforming Quebec's produce markets

A decade ago, Mohamed Hage and Lauren Rathmell set out to change the way Montrealers get their fresh produce. Their company, Lufa Farms, has so far opened 3 rooftop greenhouses, currently employing 200 people and offering fresh, locally grown produce directly to thousands of customers in Montreal and beyond.

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A Pavilion of Moss and Scaffolding May Be Coming to Times Square

Times Square’s concrete jungle may soon welcome a thriving pavilion of moss. As part of Design Pavilion 2018, a nine-day event that takes place in celebration of the city’s official design week NYCxDESIGN, designer Sam Biroscak has conceptualized Mossgrove, an eco-concious project that highlights the possibilities of two “under-appreciated,” but seemingly ubiquitous urban elements: scaffolding and moss. If successfully funded through Kickstarter, New Yorkers can expect to see the installation blooming to life in Times Square from May 12th to 20th, 2018.

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This solar-powered floating farm combines agriculture and dining under one roof

When you imagine a farm, this is probably the last thing you’d think of… and that’s precisely its appeal! Called Lotus, this floating architecture is at once a space for growing veggies, dining, and socializing within urban environments. The structure utilizes a vertical design to house its various hydroponic and greenhouse stations. Inside and out, visitors and diners can enjoy waterside views and watch and learn more about their food growing as they dine. Designed to be built on waterways and lakes within cities, they capitalize on centrally located free space to avoid interfering with the existing structures.

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VINCENT CALLEBAUT PROPOSES 3D-PRINTING ‘FARMING BRIDGES’ TO REGENERATE WAR-TORN MOSUL

Vincent Callebaut has presented his winning project for the Rifat Chadirji prize, a competition that called for ideas to rebuild Iraq’s liberated areas in Mosul. Titled ‘five farming bridges’, the concept puts forward the construction of affordable and adaptable bridges topped with modular housing units.

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The City of Atlanta’s Annual Aglanta Conference Announces New Theme & 2018 Dates

Agritecture is absolutely ecstatic to announce that the Aglanta Conference is officially returning to the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot for a second year. Slated for March 26 - 28, Aglanta 2018 is sure to repeat the success of the inaugural year and solidify itself among the most compelling annual conferences on the calendar.

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Solar Vertical City is a self-contained, green-infused tower planted into the ocean floor

Resigned to the fact that rising sea levels are inevitable at this point, architects are starting to create feasible, water-based living solutions. Italian architect Luca Curci has just unveiled a design that envisions a soaring zero-energy tower infused with greenery on each level that will be planted into the sea floor, resulting in what could be the future of self-contained architecture.

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This prefab concrete house harvests rainwater with food-growing vertical gardens

Students from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri designed this beautiful solar-powered home completely out of prefabricated concrete. Built to showcase the viability of building with concrete, the spectacular design includes a series of gutters on the exterior that serve as a large-scale hydroponic growing system that can produce food all year round.

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Exclusive Interview with Tobias Peggs of Square Roots

If you don't already know, Square Roots is a company that seeks to usher in a new generation of farmers. Square Roots has recently made some big announcements, including opening applications for their 2nd cohort and closing a $5.4 million dollar raise.

As former clients of Agritecture Consulting, we've been thrilled to watch Square Roots and their entrepreneurs flourish. As the 1st cohort is about to graduate, we figured now was the perfect time to check in with our Brooklyn neighborhood farm. Agritecture's own Andrew Blume sat down with Square Roots CEO, Tobias Peggs in this podcast.

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Dazzling Plans for an Eco-Friendly Holiday Resort in the Philippines

An architect has unveiled plans for a spectacular, new, eco-friendly resort in the Philippines with shell-shaped hotels and rotating apartment towers. The spiral layout of the stunning Nautilus Eco-Resort follows the Fibonacci sequence, employed by architects as a 'golden ratio' to create visually appealing designs. Over 500 guests will be able to stay at the resort at a time, and their accommodation will be entirely built from reused or recycled materials from the islands.

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THE SEARCH FOR THE WORLD’S MOST ENCHANTING GREENHOUSES

Magnus Edmondson and India Hobson’s greenhouse quest began in Oxford, England, at the Botanic Garden, on a Sunday morning. “We were the only people there, and it was so incredibly quiet,” they write. The only sounds were “gasps of wonderment” and the “occasional sigh.” From there, Edmondson and Hobson, photographers based in Sheffield, were hooked. They began what they call “a self-initiated Greenhouse Tour of the World”—they find, explore, and photograph greenhouses, potting sheds, polytunnels, conservatories, and other indoor spaces made by humans, for plants.

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