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Helium-Filled Farmchitecture
The Farm{air} Concept Relocates Agricultural Infrastructure Up

By: Amelia Roblin (Superstar) Sep 22, 11

As metropolitan populations increase it’s becoming all the more imperative that cities begin to adopt urban farming practices to feed everyone economically. The Farm{air} concept by Jorge E. Mutis recognizes the difficulty of squeezing horticultural infrastructure into the already dense downtown fabric, so it proposes launching greenhouses into the sky.

This airborne agrarian environment would essentially be made possible by aeroponics technology, keeping plantation bubbles floating above their grounded ‘Docs’ with helium. The inflated capsules would be assembled from lightweight ETFE panels and fiberglass, and be easily drawn down to the earth for cultivation and harvesting.

Farm{air} would foster crops above the exhaust and the shade of the city, remaining accessible to the consumer base below. This imaginative entry in the Center for Urban Farming Competition represents a new type of ethereal architecture.

Source: suckerpunchdaily

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