Archinect - News 2015-10-08T16:18:58-04:00 Urban homesteading done right: Look at this hidden rooftop cottage in Manhattan Alexander Walter 2015-06-18T13:45:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:54:30-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Flying above New York City in a helicopter can be a beautiful thing, until you look down and see that someone has stolen and is living your dream life in a bucolic cabin on a rooftop in the West Village. Is there anything more enviable in the real estate racket of NYC than a house on a regular old apartment building's roof? [...] the porch is basically a glorified bulkhead over a hole punched in the ceiling of the family&rsquo;s loft to make way for a nautical stairway that rises to a landing [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Require a little more luxury for your Manhattan rooftop abode? A mere $250 million could buy you <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this</a>.</p> Old MacDonald had a farm (on a Toronto rooftop) Alexander Walter 2015-06-10T14:53:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:16:44-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Green roofs are nice, but rooftop farms are better. They&rsquo;re the future of living architecture, say international green roof advocates who gathered in Toronto last week. [...] &ldquo;We have a handful of agricultural green roofs and all of them are community projects,&rdquo; like Eastdale Collegiate, Ryerson&rsquo;s Engineering building and the Carrot Common, said Peck. &ldquo;But we don&rsquo;t have any commercial-scale agriculture on roofs &mdash; that&rsquo;s the next thing.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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> Japanese Commuters Grow Veggies On Train Station Rooftops Alexander Walter 2014-03-24T20:10:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T21:39:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rooftop farms have been established all over the world to enable growing food in dense urban areas. In Japan, a whole new kind of an urban rooftop farm was opened recently. Soradofarm is an urban agriculture project that uses the rooftops of train stations to accommodate urban gardens for waiting train passengers that want to use their transfer time to relax and train their gardening skills.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Do we want more green roofs? kostatoskovic 2013-09-30T15:15:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T15:15:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If green roofs can be seen, they are a constraint for architectural design. Either you acknowledge them or they become an afterthought.</p></em><br /><br /><p> I attempt to disassemble issues in advocating green roofs.</p> Rooftop Farms to Deal with Growing Food Crisis Anna Johnson 2013-05-01T10:34:00-04:00 >2013-05-19T01:26:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some of the most densely populated cities across the globe are tackling population growth and food shortages by establishing more rooftop farms. Vertical farms are popping up on unused rooftops in cities across the globe and the outcome is extremely positive.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> High-tech greenhouse planned for downtown Vancouver parkade rooftop Archinect 2011-12-14T20:25:34-05:00 >2011-12-23T11:01:51-05:00 <img src="" width="411" height="619" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The inside of the greenhouse will be anything but ordinary. Four-metre-high stacks of growing trays on motorized conveyors will ferry plants up, down and around for watering, to capture the sun&rsquo;s rays and then move them into position for an easy harvest. The array will produce about the same amount of produce as 6.4 hectares (16 acres) of California fields, according to Christopher Ng, chief operating officer of Valcent.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>