Imagine the world in 2050 with almost 80% of the planet’s population living in urban centers and our fruit, vegetables and even animals are grown in … skyscrapers. Some serious work is going into this. More photos and video after the jump.
Architect Pierre Sartoux of Atelier SOA has put together this video about his vertical farming skyscraper design.
Architect Gordon Graff design for the city of Toronto – 48 floors and millions of square feet of growing space.
Architecture firm Mithun developed a vertical farm building to incorporate various green building strategies in a mixed-use residential and commercial complex designed for downtown Seattle.
The structure is designed as a kind of built organism – completely self-sufficient and adaptive to its surroundings.
All-in-one eco-towers would produce more energy, water (via condensation/purification) and food than their occupants consume.
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