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As more architects are trying to build eco-friendly structures that support environmental causes, it’s great to see design students like Peter Gudonis and Carly Dean who are already involving aspects of urban agriculture in their school place with creations like the hydroponic wine garden.
Both students at Cornell University, Carly Dean and Peter Gudonis are the recipients of the Cornell Council of the Arts Grant. Working with Nicholas Cassab-Gheta, this hydroponic wine garden in the result of these green minded students’ exploring their interests in sustainable architecture, growing facades and productive technologies.
As a result of their experimentation, the hydroponic wine garden is both a pretty bar fixture and a structure that transmits an important message about how aspects of building design can be a solution to many of the environmental crises our planet faces today.