Archinect - News 2014-04-17T00:21:41-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/85516194/self-proclaimed-world-s-largest-urban-farm-gets-green-light-in-detroit 'Self proclaimed 'world's largest urban farm' gets green light in Detroit Archinect 2013-11-01T11:41:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T22:13:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cb8afaeac879188c72b9c689fbd465ac.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In some of Detroit's most deserted and blighted neighborhoods, where residents see little more than hopeless despair, John Hantz spotted opportunity. The wealthy businessman, founder of Hantz Group, decided to purchase and convert hundreds of acres of vacant city-owned plots into farmland. It's taken five years, but this week Gov. Rick Snyder approved the sale of nearly 150 acres, 1,500 parcels, to Hantz Woodlands, a private business, for about $500,000.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/60924318/first-commercial-vertical-farm-opens-in-singapore First commercial vertical farm opens in Singapore Alexander Walter 2012-11-07T18:23:00-05:00 >2012-11-08T22:42:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1f/1f518c27bcbd72fa809d4c8672b7b0d1.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Singapore now has its first commercial vertical farm, which means more local options for vegetables. The technique uses aluminium towers that are as tall as nine metres, and vegetables are grown in troughs at multiple levels. The technique utilises space better -- an advantage for land-scarce Singapore.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/58970639/beau-coop-neiman-marcus-100k-chicken-coop Beau Coop - Neiman Marcus' $100k chicken coop Archinect 2012-10-09T19:24:00-04:00 >2012-10-10T07:20:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hz/hz2i5d4pjyhhkxh8.jpg" width="451" height="564" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dawn breaks. The hens descend from their bespoke Versailles-inspired Le Petit Trianon house to their playground below for a morning wing stretch. Slipping on your wellies, you start for the coop and are greeted by the pleasant clucking of your specially chosen flock and the site of the poshest hen house ever imagined.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Your custom-made multilevel dwelling features a nesting area, a "living room" for nighttime roosting, a broody room, a library filled with chicken and gardening books for visitors of the human kind, and, of course, an elegant chandelier. The environment suits them well as you notice the fresh eggs awaiting morning collection. Nearby, you pick fresh vegetables or herbs from your custom-built raised gardens. You've always fancied yourself a farmer&mdash;now thanks to Heritage Hen Farm, you're doing it in the fanciest way possible!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/14613004/vertical-farming-can-urban-agriculture-feed-a-hungry-world Vertical Farming: Can Urban Agriculture Feed a Hungry World? Archinect 2011-07-25T12:18:51-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bh/bhmdjq3on185x665.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Agricultural researchers believe that building indoor farms in the middle of cities could help solve the world's hunger problem. Experts say that vertical farming could feed up to 10 billion people and make agriculture independent of the weather and the need for land. There's only one snag: The urban farms need huge amounts of energy.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>