“PARAP^ODUCE” – Nikki Seeto

Open Close Facade System

The cities of today are constantly looking at ways to space pack and densify the populations, however with these increases in populations generates a higher demand on food supplies. Now toss in a massive flood in 2030 in the city of Brisbane, Australia and you get “Parap^oduce” by Nikki Seeto.  The design is set to create a network of pods connected between buildings that would essentially become elevated green houses.  We constantly look towards building design as being polar objects adjacent to other buildings, where “Parap^oduce” introduces a secondary urban system working throughout the city.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Nikki Seeto
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
PROFESSORS: Yasu Santo and Ruwan Fernando
YEAR: 2013

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Aggre-Culture: Chicago’s Feedless District – Ryan Botts

We live in an age of a vastly growing population, where the demand for food is growing higher and the available land is shrinking.  The approach to organic farming and the beef industry has not radically changed enough for future demands.  Ryan Botts from Rice University, steps away from the traditional vertical farm parti, but approaches food production synthesized with dwelling.   Creating an urban farm in Chicago that combines the density of city dwelling to the heart of the agricultural world. 

STUDENT: Ryan Botts
Rice University 
YEAR: Spring 2011

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