Rethinking “grow it THERE and eat it HERE.”
FACADE INTEGRATED RESEARCH MODULE
The Urban Agriculture Facade
The Urban Agriculture Facade takes our existing research and combines it with architectural research on light, spatial dynamics and building systems. Whereas most hydroponic and aeroponic systems rely specifically on internal light sources and single use space, this project is a unique exploration of how these systems can integrate into existing urban buildings – turning them into producers of food. Given the high cost of securing urban real estate, an exploration of what is possible in existing and underutilized space has this become important contribution into the conversation of the future of urban agriculture. With the help of our sponsors, we are currently integrating our vision into the Media Lab.