Architect Brandon Martella Envisions an Urban Farm in a Residential Skyscraper

Architect Brandon Martella Envisions an Urban Farm in a Residential Skyscraper

Inspired by his own successes in growing vegetables in his apartment, San Diego-based architect Brandon Martella has proposed Live Share Grow, a skyscraper that is half residential and half a 23-acre vertical farm. As fruits and vegetables are always higher in demand than supply, Martella hopes to resolve this issue in his project by growing locally and sharing the products in a market setting in commercial spaces in the structure. Aiming to produce 266,796 kilograms of food every three months using internally built green irrigation systems, the high-rise suggests a move toward a new type of urban landscaping.

[via Designboom]

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