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Richard DelPilar

Richard DelPilar

East Meadow, NY, US

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Aquaponic Garden Center

Located within the minimalist Donald Judd’s art compound in Marfa, TX, this aquaponics center’s focus is to teach the small town of Marfa about sustainability. Land has been designed to channel the scarce rains of the Texas desert to be held in tenboxcars turned cisterns. Outside gardens and aquaponic greenhouses get their water from the boxcars, and provide vegetables and fish to the town. There is a field of PV panels to supplement electricity for the small educational building, and one of the boxcars has been converted into a swimming pool.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Marfa, TX, US
Additional Credits: Professor Shane Elliott

 
Donald Judd's ex-army base turned art compound, town of Marfa to the north.
Donald Judd's ex-army base turned art compound, town of Marfa to the north.

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