Precedent | Modular Mashambas Skyscraper | Pawel Lipiński & Mateusz Frankowski

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

D6 Brief: Winchester Horticultural City

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

Precedent | MVRDV | Almere Floriade 2022

MVRDV's winning proposal for the Floriade 2022 'Green City' being built in Almere for the year... have a guess...2022.  They are not proposing to create "a Utopia but a real urban area where ideas are tested and refined".  A very commercial approach, but this is a particularly fitting precedent for any aspiring horticultural city designs.  Almere Floriade should prove… Continue reading Precedent | MVRDV | Almere Floriade 2022

Prison that breeds entrepreneurs

BBC News feature on a prison in Uruguay that encourages inmates to set up businesses in the prison.  Has a re-offending rate of 50%.  Interesting idea that could be written into the narrative of the master plan.  Disaffected youth from the prison could be encouraged to farm the land of the water meadows, learning a… Continue reading Prison that breeds entrepreneurs

Kevin Frediani talking at Oxford Farming Conference

Vimeo post of Kevin Frediani's presentation on Urban Agriculture titled: 'Urban Agriculture, a SMART solution to complement sustainable intensification?' He talks about vertical farming among other related topics and the challenges of urban and peri-urban agriculture.

The Watercress Line

Little bit more research done at the HCC archives watching a short video on the Watercress Line running from New Alresford to Alton. It was named after the watercress fields that lay adjacent to the route of the train.  It was closed as a public service in 1976 only to be reopened by a private firm in 1977, mainly as… Continue reading The Watercress Line