The 'Hybrid Farm Apartment Building' Concept Maximizes Sunlight Access in NYC

By: Joey Haar - Aug 8, 2016
References: westonbaker & archinect
The 'Hybrid Farm Apartment Building' by architecture firm Weston Baker Creative is a concept slated to abut New York City's celebrated High Line. The building is a green project that, if conceived, would complement the High Line's infusion of green space into the downtown neighborhood of Chelsea in Manhattan.

While the Hybrid Farm Apartment Building would host condos, its most interesting feature is its series of green terraces enclosed by glass. The swooping, twisted design is beautiful, but also pragmatic. Based on the layout of the building according to the cardinal directions, the curved design maximizes the amount of sunlight that the front face of the building would receive throughout the day, creating an efficient space for urban farming.

The Hybrid Farm Apartment Building shows people's desire to be green and local when it comes to agriculture and architecture.