The attached designs for AWR's LOFT 2011 competition may be unconventional, but you'd better get used to the idea of vertical farms because they're among the most efficient means of food production and urban transportation.
AWR is an annual competition held between architects, industrial designers and urban planners -- this year, the contest challenged experts to conceptualize vertical farms. An important caveat, however, is that these urban pastures would have to include residential elements. Although only one winner was announced, all of the entries succeeded in marrying eco-friendly architecture with beautiful, avant-garde designs. One submission, entitled 'Cultivated Carousel,' cultivates food by placing plants onto rotating wheels.
But don't be turned off by the strangeness of these illustrations -- having a farm somewhere in your apartment building will be an integral part of life in the future.
Actualized Urban Jungles
More Stats +/-
Urban Farming Partnerships
Vertical Public Parks
Farmhouse Family Photos
Boxy 1900s Architecture
Lovely Illuminating Barns
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.