Archinect - News 2015-11-25T18:58:16-05:00 Rooftop farms combine the rural and urban in future cities Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-20T13:43:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:56:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As fossil fuels become more expensive and the number of urban dwellers continues to rise, urban farming will help feed the population without increasing the cost and pollution of food transport. [...] The rise in rooftop farming isn't limited to commercial operations. "Rooftop farming and gardening has become extremely diverse, and in that sense a more 'normal' presence in cities"</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> MVRDV Completes the Glass Farm Alexander Walter 2013-01-18T14:42:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T10:20:06-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MVRDV just completed the Glass Farm, a multi-purpose building in the village square of Schijndel, the Netherlands. The exterior is printed glass with a collage of typical local farms; a monument to the past but 1.6 times larger than life. The architects see this concept as a possible contemporary response to retro-architecture whilst respecting the public's wish for vernacular authenticity.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Abandoned Farm House Turned Into Life-Size Dollhouse Archinect 2012-06-29T12:07:00-04:00 >2012-06-30T14:22:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This is an abandoned farm house that artist Heather Benning turned into a human-sized dollhouse (provided a human-sized dollhouse is just a regular house with no wall on one side).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Decorated Shed - A Farm Goes From Crops to Candelabras Paul Petrunia 2011-06-11T10:36:10-04:00 >2011-06-11T10:37:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>AT the Farm, iron chairs wear mink coats, candelabras sprout from picnic tables and crystals hang from the trees. Despite these bedazzlements, the property &mdash; 150 rolling acres 15 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh &mdash; is not exactly Pennsylvania&rsquo;s version of the Petit Hameau.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>