Great Dezeen article on these homes in China built for disaster relief zones that incorporate urban agriculture into the roofs of the houses. Seems they employed recognisable, replicable simple local building techniques too.
Had to widen the diameter of the pipe outlets to aide water flow as this is where the inexplicable leak was coming from. Water was just backing up in the pipes as drains couldn't keep up with the pump, and turning the flow of the pump rate down meant there wasn't enough water going around… Continue reading Aquaponics system update
Finished off the farm over the weekend. Needed an extra air pump as the main pump for the plants won't be running non-stop so fitted that for the wee little fishies. Goldfish that is, got fed up with trying to source affordable fish that you could eat once grown. Although who's to say goldfish can't… Continue reading Aquaponic build phase 3
Revised issue of my D6 Brief uploaded to issuu for one and all to read. 'Next Steps' section little out-of date. All up-to-date. https://issuu.com/timothyphilipgentry/docs/d6___winchester_horticultural_city_
Post on dezeen of the winning entry to the 2017 International Skyscraper Competition, The Mashambas Skyscraper. It's a modular farm tower in Africa that can be expanded as needed to include many other community facilities like a nursery, doctor's surgery and drone landing port for transporting goods on / off the tower. An interesting precedent for… Continue reading Precedent | Modular Mashambas Skyscraper | Pawel Lipiński & Mateusz Frankowski
First issue of my D6 Brief uploaded to issuu for one and all to read. It could read a bit better to be honest. Need to edit the text. I expect there'll be a few revised issues but this will do for now. http://issuu.com/timothyphilipgentry/docs/d6__winchester_horticultural_city__?e=10211851/47640874