Archinect - News 2015-05-24T13:32:22-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/123217126/farm-x-shares-its-modular-vertical-farming-approach-pilot-project-nears-completion FARM-X shares its modular vertical farming approach, pilot project nears completion Justine Testado 2015-03-18T19:44:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:34:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ak/akzc3706nmkquo8g.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The vertical-farming movement continues to grow with the recent unveiling of <a href="http://www.farm-x.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FARM-X</a>'s modular vertical-farming concept, which the Oakland, CA-based organization developed with Zurich-based <a href="http://www.conceptualdevices.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Conceptual Devices</a> founder Antonio Scarponi and an agronomy team led by University of Bologna Professor Giorgio GianquintoI. In the most idealistic sense, the FARM-X model would maximize production of fresh food up to 5 tons per day, can be applied anywhere as one means to sustainably revive unused urban spaces, and would create more jobs to develop a "green collar workforce" of urban agricultural farmers.</p><p>FARM-X aims to construct 10,000 sq.m. (approx.110,000 sq.ft.) of total vertical farm space throughout Oakland over the next decade. For starters, a pilot run of the project is near completion nearby in Richmond, CA.</p><p>Read on for more project details that we received:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3df56ns7hgptmhx8.jpg"></p><p>"Food has historically been grown in areas of low real-estate interest, far from densely populated settlements normally described as '...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122600458/newark-to-convert-steel-factory-into-world-s-largest-indoor-vertical-farm Newark to convert steel factory into world's largest indoor vertical farm Alexander Walter 2015-03-10T20:27:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T18:24:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0egwa7amwop7k018.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Next time you dig into a bowl of leafy greens, chances are they were grown in the heart of Newark, soon home to the world's largest indoor vertical farm*.</p><p>AeroFarms, a leading commercial grower for vertical farming and controlled agriculture, together with property management firm RBH Group, a slew of investment partners along with the City of Newark and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced the intent to redevelop a former industrial site in Newark's Ironbound district into a state-of-the art 69,000 square foot indoor vertical farm.</p><p>Putting down roots (no pun intended) in a converted steel factory located at 212 Rome Street, the $30M project will also include AeroFarms' global corporate headquarters.</p><p>Read on for some more information we've received.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oj/ojyqq6eko4h9stct.jpg"></p><p><em>Currently under construction, the first phases will open in the second half of 2015, creating approximately 78 jobs in a local community with an unemployment rate that is twice the national average. Additionally, A...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100185299/jose-m-ahedo-wins-the-2014-wheelwright-prize Jose M. Ahedo wins the 2014 Wheelwright Prize Justine Testado 2014-05-21T21:07:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:01:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l0/l0jlwbvqh20iosfb.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Jose M. Ahedo of Studio Ahedo from Barcelona was named as the 2014 recipient of the Wheelwright Prize. The competition pool started with nearly 200 applications from 46 countries and then to seven finalists who were announced in April. For its second year as an open international competition, the Harvard Graduate School of Design awards the $100,000 travel fellowship to an early-career architect whose proposal best conveys original, scholarly, and professional design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After a second stage of deliberation, the jury selected Ahedo and his proposal, "Domesticated Grounds: Design and Domesticity Within Animal Farming Systems", which focuses on the architectural and organizational models of animal farming.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t4/t4b3612drgtg1mfw.jpg"></p><p>"Noting that livestock is a significant cause of land degradation, greenhouse gas emissions, social friction, and problematic development worldwide, Ahedo proposes to research a wide range of practices, from industrial operations driven by 'techno-capitalist policies' to informal or vernacular farms that have grown out of traditions. 'These two distinct production modes coexist in both developed and developing countries,' Ahedo writes in his essay, observing that neither responds adequately to the innumerable environmental and social challenges related to animal farming today."</p><p>Read more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/jose_m._ahedo_wins_the_2014_wheelwright_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> 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>