Building your own hydroponic / aquaponic farm

You may have noticed IKEA have some hydroponic systems on sale on their website.  I think they're also proposing to get in on the market for off-the-shelf indoor aquaponic units for farming at home too.  Apparently they're meeting with GrowUp to hone this further?  You used to be able to buy an off-the-shelf aquaponic system from… Continue reading Building your own hydroponic / aquaponic farm

Research & Precedent | GrowUp Box Tour & Talk

I went to visit the GrowUp Community Farms shipping container aquaponic farm last weekend.  Feels like more time has passed since then!  Asked Sam a lot of questions, he were very patient with me.  Summary of my notes is below... 14 of the 17 nutrients you need for a green-leaf crop are found in fish… Continue reading Research & Precedent | GrowUp Box Tour & Talk

Precedent | The Iraqui Mudhif

Another post I should have made aaaaages ago.  An example of a traditional form of building with reeds in the middle east - the mudhif.  Feature photo is from this flickr account here. Example interior, some have low-level openings between columns at their base, image source here. Also for reference are this blog article here, Wikipedia… Continue reading Precedent | The Iraqui Mudhif

Precedent | Vila Kopose | Archispektras

Love this sculptural use of thatch and the way the roof hovers just above ground level with the strip of glazing skirting the edges.  Seen here on Archispektras website. Thinking the HQ building could use a thatched roof if the reeds can't be used as structure.  Should be able to find a way to use… Continue reading Precedent | Vila Kopose | Archispektras

Precedent | Kontum Indochine Cafe + Wind and Water Bar | Vo Trong Nghia Architects

A widely referenced couple of projects. Impossible not to love the structure and expression of this bamboo cafe canopy in Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects' seen on the dezeen website.  Could provide some clues as to how to employ reeds harvested from the water meadows in my master plan as a construction material. Similarly… Continue reading Precedent | Kontum Indochine Cafe + Wind and Water Bar | Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Winchester Hidden Waterways Walk

Went on another of the summer's Hidden Walks in Winchester using this handy little map handed out to us: Lots of pretty old brooks in Winchester.  The reason for 'The Brooks' shopping centre name is much clearer now!  Sitting as it does between Upper and Middle Brook.  Fairly obvious really when you stop to think about… Continue reading Winchester Hidden Waterways Walk

Winchester Hidden Railways Walk

Went on a tour of the old DN&SR Chesil railway station (or what remains of it) and tunnel in Winchester to seek out urban farming infrastructure locations. Chesil multi-storey car park sits over the site of the old station. Bear in mind this shows the top floor of the car park, and the station was… Continue reading Winchester Hidden Railways Walk